Dr. Ratna Ghosh, McGill University, Canada
About our Guest: Dr. Ratna Ghosh is a professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University in Canada. She is a coauthor of Redefining multicultural education: Inclusion and the right to be different (2014), and author of many other academic books and journal articles.
Presenter: Ana Fonseca
Description: Dr. Ratna Ghosh discusses her article, "Multiculturalism in a Comparative Perspective: Australia, Canada and India," published in 2018 in the academic journal, Canadian Ethnic Studies.
In her article, Dr. Ghosh traces the trajectory of multiculturalism in Australia, India and Canada, and the ways neoliberalism and globalization have shaped current understandings of it.
How have neoliberalism and globalization influenced current approaches to multiculturalism? How to bridge the gap between public policy and public opinion in regards to multiculturalism? Dr. Ghosh addresses these and other key questions.
Keywords/themes: Multiculturalism, neoliberalism, globalization, egalitarian movements, public policy, public opinion
"Neoliberalism is all about markets ... They are commodifying difference to their benefit. Not because they want to give equal opportunity to these people, but because they want to sell to different targeted groups."Ratna Ghosh