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Debra DeLaet

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Debra DeLaet: Response to Stephen R. Munzer’s Article, “Secularization, Anti-minority Sentiment, and Cultural Norms in the German Circumcision Controversy”

Contemporary global politics have been characterized by unprecedented transnational migration flows that have contributed to cultural disruptions and conflicts in countries across the globe. Cultural pluralism has led to political and legal disputes regarding values, beliefs, and practices that are in conflict with the dominant culture in migrant-receiving countries. When socio-cultural differences emerge in countries in which the social fabric has been dramatically transformed by transnational migration, this dynamic can give rise to a politics that presumes negativity towards non-Western cultural norms and constructs non-Western migration populations as “alien” others.01Prakash Shah, Transnational Family Relations in Migration Contexts: British Variations on…

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