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    Default While globalization makes this institutional duality ruinous

    This writing is really hard to understand. What does the underlined mean? Does it mean the university is not showing opinion for and against multiculturalists, while you can find the opposite opinions outside of university? It's really confusing.

    ex)Over the last two decades, the university had emerged as one of the main battlegrounds in a multicultural society, whose disputes cluster around multiculturalist challenges to what is perceived as the homogeniety of the society, its refusal to celebrate and respect the beliefs, desires, needs, and priorities of members of minority groups. Unfortunately, the university's ability to oversee a negotiated settlement of this dispute is significantly undermined by its own deep implication in the conflict, a situation no doubt arising from the university's manifestly cultural character, its dual role as culture's conservator and critic. While globalization makes this institutional duality ruinous, it is possible to find it in contemporary multiculturalist criticism, as well as in the kinds of conflicts for and to which it speaks. By clarifying the university's role in the modern state, it becomes possible to reimagine the university as a space within which consensus is possible at the same time that 'difference' is taken serioulsy.

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    Universities are caught between the changes of multiculturalism and their traditional role as custodians and critic of culture, so without clarifying the roles of universities today, they will be caught in an unsolvable tangle- by coming down on either side, they will be attacking the other. (This is how I read it- it is not terribly clear and others may see it differently):

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    Default Re: While globalization makes this institutional duality ruinous

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Universities are caught between the changes of multiculturalism and their traditional role as custodians and critic of culture, so without clarifying the roles of universities today, they will be caught in an unsolvable tangle- by coming down on either side, they will be attacking the other. (This is how I read it- it is not terribly clear and others may see it differently):
    Is globalization for multiculturalism? I mean, globalization is in favor of the multiculturalism who claims ,for example,Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc in America should be equally acknowledged as independent races? If so, why is it saying globalization is making this institutional duality ruinous? It's all confusing!

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