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Found in Multiculturalism

Acceptance or Challenge?


Edited By Izabela Handzlik and Lukasz Sorokowski

This book aims to assemble a variety of perspectives that have shaped the development of multicultural studies over the last years, and which today attempt at comprising the main contending lines of approach to both teaching and research within this rapidly expanding area of inquiry. Conceived as a panorama of diverse multicultural manifestations, it seeks to respond to the needs of a readership sharing an undivided interest in the labyrinthine nature of multiculturalism. In doing so, it endeavours to make the convoluted debates underlying the foundations of the social sciences and humanities more accessible to the uninitiated and is aimed at both academics specialising in the area and readers eager to broaden their horizons.
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Michał Dąbrowski is a PhD student at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw. He is currently working on a doctoral dissertation about border culture, which is based on four years of intense observations at the Polish – Belarusian checkpoint in Kuźnica. He received his Master’s degree with honours, majoring in sociology at the University of Białystok. He also studied at the University of Jonesuu, Finland (now University of Eastern Finland) and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. His academic interests include border culture, lifeworld, and human and political geography.

Antoni Górny is a PhD student at the Artes Liberales Institute, University of Warsaw, and is currently working on a project about the social and political impact of “blaxploitation” films of the early 1970s. A graduate of the American Studies Centre at the University of Warsaw, he received a Fulbright Junior Advanced Research scholarship to conduct research for this project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also actively engaged as a Polish – English translator, having already translated selected works by Slavoj Žižek, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Terry Eagleton into Polish. His academic interests are focused on popular culture, particularly on the relationship between discourses of racial/ethnic, gender and class difference, and the processes of production and consumption of mass-produced texts.

Izabela Handzlik is a graduate in English studies and sociology. She has been cooperating with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS) since 2008....

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