Multiculturalism is a diverse body of knowledge recognized as a philosophy. Multiculturalism is distinguished as a commemoration of ethnocultural diversity, encouraging people to recognize and accept the panoply of traditions, customs, cuisine, and music that is present in a multiethnic community (Johannesen, Valde, and Whedbee, 2008). In Europe, the word ‘multiculturalism’ has no permanent definition, either in scholarly and cultural discourse, or in daily political debate. Multiculturalism is often employed to refer to an event characterized by a number of cultures, ethnic groups, languages and religions. However, the term likewise has a normative purpose. In this regard it pertains to an ideal event of diplomatic coexistence among groups or individuals of different origin (Johannesen, Valde, and Whedbee, 2008).
Taking into account multiculturalism, in the past, Sweden has not been an immigration nation but a country of emigration, because over one million Swedes transferred to North America from the middle part of the19th century to 1930 (Premat, 2010). Migration of political immigrants became more apparent through the years. Through employment, immigrants are not only contributing to the country's productivity; they are paying the taxes that support numerous social services as well. This strengthens the argument to cope constructively with multiculturalism for the good of the whole country.
In communities which are culturally diverse and politically charged, one can expect to experience a broad range of ethnical developments with political connotations, stated in tone, image, and text.
The Swedish dimension can be perceived as representation of the inverse issue including the present problem of multiculturalism – normatively, politically, and socially – at the junction between the transformative method of national identity as well as transnational forms of belonging. Types of identity as well as belongingness discover themselves in a method of transmutation since societies are being greatly multi-ethnic, while multiculturalism is highly encountered and argued as an unrealistic, impossible, and even conservative form of resolution.
Johannesen, Richard L, Kathleen S Valde, and Karen E Whedbee. Ethics In Human Communication. 1st ed. Long Grove, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2008. Print.
Premat, C. (2010). Cultural diversity, multilingualism and ethnic minorities in sweden. Sens-public.