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Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism

By Anita Harris

Routledge – 2013 – 162 pages

Series: Critical Youth Studies

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Description

Unlike as with previous generations, diversity and multiculturalism are engrained in the lives of today’s urban youth. Within their culturally diverse urban environments, young people from different backgrounds now routinely encounter one another in their everyday lives and negotiate and contest ways of living together and sharing civic space. What are their strategies for producing, disrupting and living well with difference, how do they create inclusive forms of belonging, and what are the conditions that militate against social cohesion amongst youth? This unique ethnography from education and cultural studies expert Anita Harris explores the ways young people manage conditions of cultural diversity in multicultural cities and suburbs, focusing particularly on how young people in the multicultural cities of Australia experience, define and produce mix, conflict, community and citizenship. This book illuminates rich, local approaches to living with difference from the perspective of a generation uniquely positioned to address this global challenge.

Contents

Series Editor Introduction

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Young People’s Everyday Multicultures

Chapter 2: Hyper-Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion

Chapter 3: Mix

Chapter 4: Conflict

Chapter 5: Community

Chapter 6: Citizenship

Conclusion: Living Together Beyond Cohesion

References

Author Bio

Anita Harris is Associate Professor and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia.

Name: Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Anita Harris. Unlike as with previous generations, diversity and multiculturalism are engrained in the lives of today’s urban youth. Within their culturally diverse urban environments, young people from different backgrounds now routinely encounter one...
Categories: Sociology of Education, Youth Culture, Multicultural Education