Contesting Recognition

Culture, Identity and Citizenship

Author: J. McLaughlin,P. Phillimore,D. Richardson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230348904

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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This book explores the social and political significance of contemporary recognition contests in areas such as disability, race and ethnicity, nationalism, class and sexuality, drawing on accounts from Europe, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East and Australasia.
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Changing Work and Community Identities in European Regions

Perspectives on the Past and Present

Author: John Kirk,Sylvie Contrepois,Steve Jefferys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353916

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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This book juxtaposes the experiences of regions that have lived or are living through industrial transition in coal-mining and manufacturing centres throughout Europe, opening the way to a deeper understanding of the intensity of change and of how work helps shape new identities.
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Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK

Author: M. Hickman,N. Mai,H. Crowley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137015179

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Based on a flagship research project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Immigration and Inclusion programme, this book argues that social cohesion is achieved through people (new arrivals as well as the long-term settled) being able to resolve the conflicts and tensions within their day-to-day lives in ways that they find positive and viable.
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Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

Author: R. Simpson,N. Slutskaya,P. Lewis,H. Höpfl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393535

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.
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Mixed Race Identities

Author: P. Aspinall,M. Song

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318899

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book explores the ethnic and racial options exercised by young mixed race people in Britain. It reveals the diverse ways in which young people identify and experience their mixed status, the complex nature of such identities, and the rise of other identity strands which are now challenging race and ethnicity as dominant and salient identities.
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Recognition Struggles and Social Movements

Contested Identities, Agency and Power

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536080

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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Offers historical comparative and cross-national perspectives to the debates on the politics of recognition.
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The Political Role of Corporate Citizens

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Karin Svedberg Helgesson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026820

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This volume provides an interdisciplinary analysis on the political role of corporations in society by using the analytical device of corporate citizenship. It questions what ideas on corporate citizenship may say about the ongoing publicization of the corporation and the implications of these developments for the public domain and welfare state.
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The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe

Racism, Identity and Community

Author: Tariq Modood,Pnina Werbner

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856494229

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Contains a wealth of fresh theoretical and ethnographic insights into the practice of multiculturalism and the racist challenges it faces throughout the new Europe, from eastern Europe, Scandinavia and southern Europe to the contested heartland of the European Union.
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The Democratic Predicament

Cultural Diversity in Europe and India

Author: Jyotirmaya Tripathy,Sudarsan Padmanabhan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317809424

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Both India and Europe have been undergoing a difficult process of negotiating cultural, religious and ethnic diversity within their democratic frameworks. In fact, recent incidents of xenophobic backlash against multiculturalism and minority communities in Europe, as well as myriad movements for constitutional recognition of castes, tribes and languages and the emergence of Islamophobic terror in India, question the conventional idea of democracy as the idyllic preserver of diversity. This volume contests the simplistic connection between democracy and diversity by proposing that democracy, in fact, produces, sediments and reinforces cultural heterogeneity. It argues that in democratic polities, disparate cultural practices are often converted into identity categories, with disturbing implications for national identity, constitutionalism, political governance and citizenship. While mobilizations on the plank of cultural differences are typically viewed as being born in undemocratic spaces with little toleration for diversity, they also find fertile soil in democracy insofar as democracy celebrates diversity and allows cultural dissent to thrive. Such dissent, while essential for democracy, has difficult consequences. Examining the fundamental conflict between constructions of particular cultural identities and mandates of a unifying democratic ethos, the book brings forth the complexities underlying the politics of identity recognition and national integration. In making a radical intervention in the discourse, this volume offers a critique of existing paradigms of multiculturalism. It will interest scholars and students of political science, sociology, and postcolonial and comparative studies.
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Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa

Aftermath of the Arab Spring

Author: Moha Ennaji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317813618

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Investigating the connections between multiculturalism, minorities, citizenship, and democracy in North Africa, this book argues that multiculturalism in this region– and in the Arab world at large – has reached a significant level in terms of scale and importance. In the rest of the world, there has been a trend – albeit a contested one – toward a greater recognition of minority rights. The Arab world however, particularly North Africa, seems to be an exception to this trend, as Arab states continue to promote highly unitary and homogenizing ideas of nationhood and state unity, whilst discouraging, or even forbidding, minority political mobilization. The central theoretical premise of this book is that North Africa is a multicultural region, where culture is inherently linked to politics, religion, gender, and society, and a place where democracy is gradually taking root despite many political and economic hurdles. Addressing the lacuna in literature on this issue, this book opens new avenues of thought and research on diversity, linking policy based on cultural difference to democratic culture and to social justice. Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa will be of use to students and researchers with an interest in Sociology, Cultural Studies, and Political Science more broadly.
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