The New Ethnicity Versus Individualist Pluralism
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.
- "The New Ethnicity versus Individualist Pluralism," Lincoln Review 4:3 (Winter 1984)