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Youth, multiculturalism and community cohesion /
Paul Thomas.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
vii, 219 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230251951 (hardback), 9780230251953 (hardback)
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imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230251951 (hardback)
9780230251953 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Community Cohesion -- A New British Policy Agenda -- The Emergence of Community Cohesion -- Going with the Flow? International Comparisons -- Community Cohesion -- The Death of the British Model of Multiculturalism? -- Myths and Realities -- Community Cohesion in Practice -- Community Cohesion -- More than Ethnicity? -- Unwilling Citizens? Muslim Young People and Identity -- White Young People and Community Cohesion -- The Refusniks? -- A Contradiction to Community Cohesion? The Preventing Violent Extremism Agenda -- Conclusion -- Community Cohesion as a New Phase of British Multiculturalism -- Bibliography.
abstract
"This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government's attempts to "prevent violent extremism" amongst young Muslims"--
catalogue key
7629939
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-208) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK. Previously he was Youth Campaigns Officer at the Commission for Racial Equality in the north of England, and worked for a national voluntary sector youth work organisation.
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Summaries
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This title discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims.
Description for Bookstore
Analyses Britain's move towards policies of Community Cohesion, and suggests that this represents a new and updated form of multiculturalism rather than a wholesale rejection of diversity
Long Description
Since the 2001 'race riots' in the north of England, and the 7/7 London bombings, Britain has appeared to reject multiculturalism. It has instead prioritized a new policy of 'Community Cohesion' that calls for a focus on common needs and shared British identity, rather than on ethnic and religious differences. This has proved a controversial agenda, apparently downplaying the reality of racism and ethnic diversity, and leading to one critic calling it 'the death of multiculturalism'. Little evidence has emerged so far on what Community Cohesion actually represents, but this book addresses that deficit by drawing on empirical research around work with young people to analyse the meaning and practice of British Community Cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas, and government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims. It concludes that Community Cohesion is a new phase of multiculturalism, not its death.
Main Description
This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims.
Main Description
This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government’s attempts to ‘prevent violent extremism’ amongst young Muslims.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introduction: Community Cohesion - A New British Policy Agendap. 1
The Emergence of Community Cohesionp. 14
Going with the Flow? International Comparisonsp. 42
Community Cohesion: The Death of the British Model of Multiculturalism?p. 69
Myths and Realities: Community Cohesion in Practicep. 92
Community Cohesion: More than Ethnicity?p. 116
Unwilling Citizens? Muslim Young People and Identityp. 133
White Young People and Community Cohesion - Refusing Contact?p. 151
A Contradiction to Community Cohesion? The 'Preventing Violent Extremism' Agendap. 168
Conclusion: Community Cohesion as a New Phase of British Multiculturalismp. 187
Bibliographyp. 198
Indexp. 209
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