Identity, Ethnic Diversity and Community Cohesion

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This book debates these questions and explores the concept of identity and how its different meanings and interpretations impact upon community policy. The chapters bring together leading academics, policymakers, think-tank representatives, and community workers to debate the connections between ethnic diversity, identity, and community cohesion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412946179
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.

Rob Berkeley has been Director of the Runnymede since January 2009. He was Deputy Director between 2005 and 2009. His doctoral studies focused on exclusion from school.

He has been Chair of governors at a South London primary school, Chair of Naz Project London (which provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to various minority ethnic communities), and a Trustee of Stonewall, and the Equality and Diversity Forum, and a member of the Commission on 2020 Public Services.

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Table of Contents

Community Cohesion and Identity Dynamics: Dilemmas and Challenges - Margaret Wetherell
The Case for Progressive Solidarity - Henry Tam
Building an Integrated Society - Nick Johnson
Identity Formation and Change in British Muslim Communities - Dilwar Hussain
Policy, Identity and Community Cohesion: How Race Equality Fits - Omar Khan
Welcome to 'Monkey Island': Identity and Community in Three Norwich Estates - Ben Rogaly and Becky Taylor
Ethnicity, Identity and Community Cohesion in Prison - Coretta Phillips
Home, Identity and Community Cohesion - Simon Clarke, Rosie Gilmour and Steve Garner
Prejudice, Intergroup Contact and Identity: Do Neighbourhoods Matter? - Miles Hewstone, Nicole Tausch, Joanne Hughes and Ed Cairns
Cohesive Identities: The Distance between Meaning and Understanding - Claire Alexander
Acknowledged Identities: a Common Endeavour or Wider Hostilities? - Kate Gavron
Reasoned Identities: a Committed Relationship - Bhikhu Parekh
Non-binarized Identities of Similarity and Difference - Avtar Brah

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