2012 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award Lecture
Elliott Building, E-168
2012 Award recipient, Dr. Elke Winter will give a lecture on her book, Us, Them, and Others: Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2011).
Dr. Winter’s book takes on a task that seems impossible. How can we provide a theoretical framework that ties together two concepts that are at odds: nationalism and multiculturalism. How can we move forward in multicultural societies with a sense of national identity? Winter starts with Canada as a classic case of multicultural nationalism. Given Canada’s historic—and contemporary—challenge to build a national identity around a bilingual, multi-cultural collage of peoples, what are the strategies and barriers to unity with diversity?