Here are entered works on policies or programs that foster the preservation of different cultural identities, including customs, languages, and beliefs, within a unified society such as a state or nation. Works on the condition in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups coexist within one society are entered under Cultural pluralism Works on the blending of elements from two or more cultures, often producing a distinctive successor culture, are entered under Cultural fusion.
The term multiculturalism is used in Canada to refer to: 1. the ethnic and/or cultural heterogeneity of Canadian society; 2. the ideal of equality and mutual respect among its ethnic/cultural groups; 3. the government policies intended to foster these goals.Here are entered works on one or more of these topics.Works discussing the culture of a particular ethnic group are entered under the name of the group, e.g. Italian Canadians; Ukrainian Canadians; Jews--Canada. --subdivisions Ethnic identity and Race identity under names of ethnic and racial groups, e.g. Italian Canadians--Ethnic identity; Indians of North America--Canada--Ethnic identity; Blacks--Canada--Race identity