Title: Multicultural Controverseries: Political Struggles, Cultural Consumerism and State ManagementAuthor: Imanol GalfarsoroImprint: The Davies Group, Publishers204 pp.soft coverUSD 26.00ISBN 978-1934542446Pub date: June 9, 2014In this short but all-encompassing account of multiculturalism, Multicultural Controversiesstudies the emergence and development of multiculturalism as a concept mapped out through a variety of controversial discussions. Arguing that multiculturalism cannot be reduced just to the issues of emigration and religion, the author pursues a comprehensive approach reflecting a trans-disciplinary interest in the intersection of critical social theory and radical political philosophy with post-colonial studies, and examines the overall contexts (historical, socio-political, cultural and philosophical/speculative) in which multiculturalism emerges and develops as a concept. Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart IMulticulturalism as Struggle: SocietyChapter 1 Culture is (not) ordinaryCulture and community; Double consciousness; Structures of feelingChapter 2 Hegemonic articulationsInfinite dispersal & arbitrary closure; Discourse and constitutive exteriors; There is no societyPart IIMulticulturalism as Consumption: MarketChapter 3 Others for saleIndifference to difference; Ideological form of global capitalism; Boutique multiculturalismChapter 4 “It’s the economy, stupid!”Tolerance and respect; Universal, particular, singular; The market (and the) economyPart III Multiculturalism as Management: StateChapter 5 Nation and MigrationBorder Theory; DissemiNations; Implicit assumptionsChapter 6 The State is death, long live the State!“Sophisticated” multiculturalism; Post-nationalisms; State of affairsConclusionEndnotesWorks CitedIndex“Multicultural Controversiesoffers a totally fresh look at a complex subject. Imanol Galfarsoro views multiculturalism along three dimensions: struggle and society, consumption and the market, management and the state. It is an original and illuminating approach. This book, with its broad coverage and incisive analysis, is essential reading for anyone grappling with the question of multiculturalism today.”Dr. Brian KlugSenior Research Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy Oxford University“Multicultural Controversies contributes an unparalleled genealogy of the problem of multiculturalism. At a time when intellectual discourse tends to forget yesterday’s debates and, consequently, keeps “reinventing” the same problems, Multicultural Controversiesoffers a forty-year history on the debates about the problem of cultural/racial/ethnic difference, while masterfully weaving this history with the more general philosophical debate of universalism/particularism in a very synthetic way.”Dr. Joseba GabilondoDepartment of Romance and Classical StudiesMichigan State UniversityAbout thehe Author:Imanol Galfarsoro (Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Design, University of Leeds), PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK, has written and published books, articles and collaborations on questions of cultural and national identity, migration, diaspora politics and subaltern/postcolonial thought.