Summary on the chapter “The Simplification of Culture” of the ” Selling the Illusions: Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada” by Nail Bissoodath In the chapter “The Simplification of Culture” of the ” Selling the Illusions: Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada” Nail Bissoodath states that “no effect of multiculturalism policy is dry ” or as unintended ” as what I would name the simplification of civilization. ” The writer starts his chapter with a piece of his ain life taking his readers to the thought that “Culture is life. Its life. external respiration and many-sided entity in changeless development. ”
In add-on Bissoodath explains that we should look at the all facets of peoples multi-faced civilization. or else those people and their traditions and history reduced to stereotypes. To proof his chief thesis he critiques the public face of Canadian multiculturalism ” cultural festival at Toronto “Caravan” . He explains that all cultural groups in festival concealment behind stereotypes. folklore of their civilization therefore non demoing the existent people’s civilization. He says that ” they look like existent thing. but their odor is man-made. They have no bite. They are safe. Culture Disneyfied. ”
In add-on to that he claims that in a political construct of multiculturalism we chose to see merely “goods” of people civilization. “We seek merely the visible radiation and take to disregard the shadows. ” Looking at peoples civilization merely from one side does non give us a existent image of people’s civilization. Therefore he believes that multiculturalism can non suit the complex world of people’s lives. Author argues that in this instance “Culture becomes an object for show instead than the bosom and psyche of the persons formed by it. ” Bissoodath ends the first portion of the chapter saying that: ” Multiculturalism with all of its festivals and its jubilations. has done ” and can make ” nil to further factual and clear-minded vision of our neighbours. ” Based on stereotypes multiculturalism pushes the already divided state down the way to further societal divisiveness.