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Why are we doing this? Public sociology and public life
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

Mapping Immigration Controversy research project. 3 ‘Community cohesion’ became important in UK local and national government from 2001, as an attempt to redefine ‘multiculturalism’ (see Jones, 2013

in Go home?
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

multicultural mix (understood as multi-ethnic) which shows a range of responses – including both fears and desires. This chapter focuses on parental expressions of anxiety around schooling which were, perhaps surprisingly, not generally focused on academic success, but circulated more often on fears of a classed other or what might be described as an ‘underclass’. This chapter will argue that, whilst arguments for increasing parents’ role in choosing schools for their children often rest on the idea of a rational agent, in fact, as we saw in Chapter 3, this is an emotional

in All in the mix
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The economy of unromantic solidarity
Nazima Kadir

addict? Within a couple of months after deciding to find a rental at any cost, I found myself in a beautiful rental apartment. Morris, to show his support, and Marie, were the first squatters to visit me. I served them tea. I joked that I finally had white neighbors after residing for years in squats in multicultural areas with “bad” reputations. Morris responded, “Nazima, you know, I don’t like white people either.” I then said, “Well, Morris, that must be very inconvenient for you since you are a white

in The autonomous life?
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Jeremy C.A. Smith

contemporary imaginaries call for radically democratic responses to global, regional and local problems, responses that are amenable to different collective modes of living, belonging, relating, organising, negotiating and solving. Beyond shallow multicultural regimes of management of ethnic coexistence, the transformative responses of democratic projects invoke potential for inter-cultural living in which core problems of social and economic life –​especially those noted above –​are seriously foregrounded, deliberated, negotiated and confronted. No future of problem

in Debating civilisations
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Janelle Joseph

. Many developed middle-class status, friendships and a permanent life in Canada. At the cricket ground, they were immediately introduced to a uniquely Canadian environment. For example, they needed to use matting (a canvas carpet) on the pitch because the soil was too hard, but they found it easy to carve out a space in which to celebrate their heritage in a multicultural milieu, and therefore to be

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
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Culture, criticism, theory since 1990
Scott Brewster

and political exchange, it also enabled Irish feminists to focus more fully on global debates, such as those surrounding immigration, development and multiculturalism.59 Another contentious feature of Ireland’s going global has been the vigorous debates regarding the validity and cogency of postcolonial studies for a reading of Irish history and culture. The proponents of 9780719075636_4_002.qxd 16/2/09 9:23 AM Page 31 Culture, criticism, theory 31 ‘travelling theory’, some argued, were exporting fashionable critiques that often had little purchase on the

in Irish literature since 1990
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A European fin de siècle
Sergei Medvedev

’s piece about a Stone Age tribe discovered in Papua New Guinea. As the story goes, the international community decides to completely isolate the tribe in order to ‘preserve’ its unique biosphere and to simulate the undiscovered. Likewise, the West could theoretically preserve the ‘unique multi-cultural environment of the Balkans’ as a UNESCO Heritage Site, a Jurassic Park of ethnic strife and territorial

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Organizing principles, 1900–1919
Katie Pickles

. 11 Howard Palmer, ‘Reluctant hosts: Anglo-Canadian views of multiculturalism in the twentieth century’, in Gerald Tulchinsky (ed.), Immigration in Canada: Historical Perspectives (Toronto: Copp Clark Longman Ltd, 1994 ), 297–333, at 300. 12 James S. Woodsworth, Strangers at Our Gates

in Female imperialism and national identity
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

Society , 17 , 1 February, http://discoversociety.org/2015/02/01/focus-migration-and-election-2015/ [last accessed 22 May 2016]. Haylett , C. ( 2001 ) ‘ Illegitimate subjects?: Abject whites, neoliberal modernisation, and middle-class multiculturalism ’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space , 19 ( 3 ): 351–70 . House of Lords Hansard ( 2014 ) ‘ Schools: British Values ’, 754 , 12 June, https

in Go home?
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

particularly noticeable in Cardiff and Glasgow, multicultural hubs in countries that are otherwise more ethnically homogenous than is England. In the Cardiff interviews and focus groups, the overwhelming majority of participants perceived Cardiff as different from other places in being more welcoming, friendlier and safer. The general street level conviviality, and the urban ‘multicultured’ areas, places and streets in which to socialise, worship and

in Go home?