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Diversity and identity in societal context: introductory remarks

Kiwan, Dina (2008) Diversity and identity in societal context: introductory remarks. London Review of Education 6 (1), pp. 27-30. ISSN 1474-8460.

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This introductory piece highlights key themes raised by Sir Bernard Crick and Professor Tariq Ramadan. Firstly I consider why citizenship is on the agenda and how these discourses are increasingly linked to discourses of diversity and identity. Secondly, I consider understandings of integration, especially with respect to Muslims, and thirdly, multiple identities and the public/private sphere debate. I propose the concept of 'institutional multiculturalism' which entails firstly, a recognition that public institutions are not culture-neutral domains, and secondly, promoting the process of a diverse 'authoring' in public sphere institutions to reflect the UK's diversity today.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): 'Britishness', citizenship, diversity, integration, multiculturalism, Muslims
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Social Policy and Education (Old)
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 11:54
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18

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