Multicultural Encounters

Sanjay’s book is out. Yaaay – congratulations Sanjay – this is great.

Multicultural Encounters provides a unique insight into the complexities of teaching a multicultural curriculum in today’s university. Sanjay Sharma’s book is a crucial resource for all those who aspire to a theoretically informed but practically achievable anti-racist pedagogy.’ – Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths College University, UK

Multicultural Encounters develops a radical cultural and media studies by confronting the challenge of difference for rethinking everyday multiculture. It proposes both a theory and practice of a critical pedagogy of popular culture through an analysis of contemporary media and film. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars committed to a critical practice for transforming the politics of representation and otherness.


Introduction: What’s Wrong with Multiculturalism?
Borders, Agency and Otherness
Teaching Difference: Representation and Rhizomes
Reading Racial Crisis
Critical Practice: ‘Minor-Popular’ Film
Diaspora Pedagogy: Working with British-Asian film
Epilogue: the Problem with Pedagogy

£45.00 – 1403935564

Author Biographies

SANJAY SHARMA teaches at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Brunel University, UK. He has published in the areas of multiculturalism, anti-racism, diaspora youth cultures and is the co-editor of Dis-Orienting Rhythms: Politics of Asian Dance Music.

[Its hardcover so it costs bit (makes me want to suggest people go for the five finger discount if you see it in a shop like Borders – but not from any decent shops K)]


About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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