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The geographies of multiculturalism: Britishness, normalisation and the spaces of the Tate Gallery

  title={The geographies of multiculturalism: Britishness, normalisation and the spaces of the Tate Gallery},
  author={Andy Morris},
This thesis examines the geographies of multiculturalism and their relationship to notions of Britishness through the example of the Tate Gallery. The evaluation of multiculturalism here reflects on the way it has been subject to various contentions of cultural politics and how it has operated through processes of normalisation. Central to my consideration of the politics of multiculturalism and the argument I wish to make about its normalisation, is an emphasis on the importance of critically… Expand
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