Mann, Jatinder, The Search for a New National Identity The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s.
«Comparative history is notoriously difficult but Jatinder Mann has given us a well-researched and important comparative study of the decline of Britishness and the rise of multiculturalism in both Canada and Australia from the 1890s to the present. It is a must-read book for historians of both countries, especially those interested in the creation of national identities in Australia and Canada.» (Phil Buckner, UCL/University of New Brunswick)
«An original approach to an important subject, The Search for a New National Identity argues that it is no mere coincidence that Australia and Canada were at the forefront of the official adoption of multiculturalism as a unifying civic ideal in the 1970s. Jatinder Mann’s study insists on the historical contingency of the rise of multicultural discourse, locating it securely within the wider history of global decolonization, not least its fascinating consequences in two former settler societies.» (Stuart Ward, University of Copenhagen)