Styles of Multiculturalism in Mauritius

ab 24,90 

Barbara Waldis

A case study in education policy

ISBN 978-3-643-80279-8
Band-Nr. 52
Jahr 2019
Seiten 192
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


What does multiculturalism mean in Mauritius? This question
was the starting point of an ethnographic study on an island
state in the Indian Ocean that had always been part of a
global project and always been (post)colonial. The
introduction of citizenship education at school in this
Republic with its ethnically, religiously and linguistically
diverse population serves as an example for the analysis of
how different approaches to multicultural policy-making
collide. The negotiations on the school subject illustrate
the organisation of cultural difference by the state mainly
through Indo-Mauritian and Creole nationalism.

Barbara Waldis holds a PhD in Social
Anthropology and is Professor at the University of Applied
Sciences and Art Western Switzerland.