Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847420237 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847420244 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Community cohesion in crisis?

New dimensions of diversity and difference

Edited by John Flint and David Robinson

Community cohesion in crisis?

Edited by John Flint and David Robinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

288 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847420237 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847420244 Published July 2008 For sale in North and South America only
There is an alleged crisis of cohesion in the UK, manifested in debates about identity and 'Britishness', the breakdown of social connections along the fault lines of geography, ethnicity, faith, income and age, and the fragile relationship between citizen and state. This book examines how these new dimensions of diversity and difference, so often debated in the national context, are emerging at the neighbourhood level. Contributors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds critically assess, and go beyond the limits of, contemporary policy discourses on 'community cohesion' to explore the dynamics of diversity and cohesion within neighbourhoods and to identify new dimensions of disconnection between and within neighbourhoods. The chapters provide theoretically informed critiques of the policy responses of public, private, voluntary and community organisations and present a wealth of new empirical research evidence about the dynamics of cohesion in UK neighbourhoods. Topics covered include new immigration, religion and social capital, faith schools, labour and housing market disconnections, neighbourhood territoriality, information technology and neighbourhood construction, and gated communities. "Community cohesion in crisis?" will be of interest to academics, policy makers, practitioners and students in the fields of human and urban geography, urban studies, sociology, politics, governance, social policy, criminology and housing studies.
Contents
Introduction ~ John Flint and David Robinson
Community cohesion and the politics of communitarianism ~ David Robinson
Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism ~ Jon Burnett
Connectivity of placeand housing marker change: the case of Birmingham ~ Ian Cole and Ed Ferrari
Shifting geographies of minority ethnic settlement: remaking communities in Oldham and Rochdale ~ Deborah Phillips, Ludi Simpson and Sameera Ahmed ~ Employment and disconnection: cultures of worklessness in neighbourhoods ~ Del Roy Fletcher
Beyond 'social glue'? 'Faith' and community cohesion ~ Robert Furbey
The third sector and community cohesion in deprived neighbourhoods ~ Peter Wells
Welfare state institutions and secessionary neighbourhood spaces ~ John Flint
New immigration and neighbourhood cohesion ~ Kesia Reeve
Too much cohesion? Young people's territoriality in Glasgow and Edinburgh ~ Keith Kintrea and Naofumi Suzuki
Geodemographics and the construction of differentiated neighbourhoods ~ Roger Burrows
Secession or cohesion? Exploring the impact of gated communities ~ Sarah Blandy
Conclusions ~ John Flint and David Robinson
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