Focus: Multiculturalism in the Anglo-American World
In one sense, Anglo-American multiculturalism is simply a description of historical reality.
In another sense, however, it is a more complicated issue and the cause of intense debate in both countries. At the heart of this debate is the question of national identity; that is, what is it to belong to a nation? Who is in and who is out? And who decides this?
Depending on the perspective taken, there are different answers to these questions.
Read more in Access to International English, pp. 108-124. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.
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