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The New Ethnicity Versus Individualist Pluralism

Anne Wortham

Presented at: TJS 1983

Date: Aug 06, 1983

Dr. Wortham will set forth the conditions of voluntary interaction and association of individuals and groups made possible by laissez-faire capitalism. She calls this perspective "individualist pluralism" and will contrast its underlying premises and policy implications with those of collectivist pluralism, of which the new ethnicity is a variety. Individualist pluralism will be posited not only as the antithesis of collectivist pluralism, which assumes equality between groups, but also of coercive assimilationism, which assumes the equality of individuals.


Parts: 1

Handout: none


  • Print, 1984 (En) - "The New Ethnicity versus Individualist Pluralism," Lincoln Review 4:3 (Winter 1984)