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Ethnic Studies Review
This important volume by the distinguished intellectual historian, David Hollinger, sorts through key multicultural issues and brings a much needed freshness to a very stale, angry debate. In outlining the social contours of a postethnic America, he describes a country less obsessed with race and ethnicity, and open to the forging of social bonds between people of different heritages of descent. Unlike many criticisms of multiculturalism, Hollinger's postethnic vision remains attentive to ethnic difference while pointing up the relevance and value of an American national culture. Those heavily invested in shoring up racial and ethnic boundaries will surely resist the author's depiction of a less fragmented postethnic America.
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