Identity, Ethnic Diversity and Community Cohesion by Margaret Wetherell, Michelynn Lafleche, Robert Berkeley

By Margaret Wetherell, Michelynn Lafleche, Robert Berkeley

This booklet debates those questions and explores the concept that of identification and the way its various meanings and interpretations effect upon neighborhood coverage. The chapters assemble top teachers, policymakers, think-tank representatives, and neighborhood employees to discuss the connections among ethnic variety, id, and group solidarity.

Show description

Read or Download Identity, Ethnic Diversity and Community Cohesion PDF

Best social work books

Mentoring for Meaningful Results: Asset-Building Tips, Tools, and Activities for Youth and Adults

Mentoring will get a face raise during this guide for fostering a fit, profitable mentoring software. built with enter from monstrous Brothers monstrous Sisters and MENTOR/The nationwide Mentoring Partnership, this consultant offers a entire strategy that components within the wishes of the total mentoring workforce, together with application leaders, mentors, mentees, mom and dad, and caregivers.

Rape in America: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

This instruction manual provides an summary of the historic and social context of rape in the US. • contains an in depth listing of businesses that experience an important influence nationally or domestically within the flow to forestall and forestall sexual violence• offers certain listings of print and nonprint assets

Therapeutic Communities: Past, Present and Future (Community, Culture and Change)

Interpreting the culture of healing groups, their rules and their context, healing groups: prior, current and destiny is a wide-ranging creation to either idea and perform. together with contributions by means of probably the most eminent figures operating in healing groups, the booklet explores the inventive and unique methods of such groups to psychiatric care.

Contemporary social work practice

An advent to the various settings of social paintings, detailing the appropriate coverage context, equipment and methods. summary: An advent to the varied settings of social paintings, detailing the correct coverage context, tools and ways

Additional info for Identity, Ethnic Diversity and Community Cohesion

Sample text

In this article I look at: • the symptoms of this problem of social fragmentation; • the merits of different diagnoses put forward; and • which out of the various prescriptions proposed we should follow. Symptoms of Distress What are the signs that people are pulling apart so much so that society may not be able to function cohesively? Many commentators have been struck by the decline in engagement with political processes and institutions. Fewer and fewer people join political parties, and an increasing number are not bothering to vote anymore.

Surprisingly this has never happened before, or at least not in any sustainable way. Whenever a Muslim organization is talked of, it’s usually within quite narrowly defined boundaries; usually sectarian boundaries or class boundaries. What we are trying to do is bring together a very wide range of groups, and it will be quite a challenge to manage the discussion in the group, but an exciting opportunity for people too. Suggesting that communities are static and can be narrowly defined ignores the diversity within them.

Whenever a Muslim organization is talked of, it’s usually within quite narrowly defined boundaries; usually sectarian boundaries or class boundaries. What we are trying to do is bring together a very wide range of groups, and it will be quite a challenge to manage the discussion in the group, but an exciting opportunity for people too. Suggesting that communities are static and can be narrowly defined ignores the diversity within them. Policies aimed at building relationships between supposedly monolithic communities will inevitably fail as they will not relate to many people’s conceptions of their own identity or be recognizable to them as a dialogue that includes their community.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 48 votes