Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference: Whose House is This?

Hardcover | May 1, 2008

EditorBo Petersson

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Examining the ways in which majority Western cultures govern, represent and exclude those that are considered to be ethically "other," this book asks what is the impact of globalization, governance and Western immigration controls on the construction of the majority "self" and the minority "other"?

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Examining the ways in which majority Western cultures govern, represent and exclude those that are considered to be ethically "other," this book asks what is the impact of globalization, governance and Western immigration controls on the construction of the majority "self" and the minority "other"?

Format:HardcoverDimensions:245 pages, 8.52 × 5.55 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230507484

ISBN - 13:9780230507487

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Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction: Majority Cultures and the Politics of Ethnic Difference--B.Petersson&K.Tyler * PART 1: WHOSE EUROPE IS THIS? GOVERNANCE, IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION * Immigration Control as Spatial Organisation: Mobility, Power and Geopolitics--S.Kalm * Europe in Peril: Boosting Security in a Culturalised European Union--A.Hellström * European Declarations on Minorities: The Kurdish Quest for Membershiip of the EU--N.Ucarlar * PART 2: WHOSE PLACE IS THIS? LOCAL RESPONSES TO ETHNIC DIFFERENCE * Exclusions of Immigrants in City Marketing--D.Mukhtar-Landgren * Debating the Rural and the Urban: Outsiders' Misrepresentations of Asian and Black Home-Places--K.Tyler * Belonging and Entitlement: Shifting Discourses of Difference in Multi-Ethnic Neighbourhoods in the UK--K.Ray, M.Hudson&J.Phillips * 'Immigrants are very good workers': Changing Discourses About Minority Groups in Northern Italy--J.Stacul * Local Responses to Immigrants in the Midwestern United States--K.Fennelly&S.Ilias * PART 3: WHOSE WORLD IS THIS? THE POLITICS OF ETHNIC VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT * Who Owns this House? The Palestinian 'other' and the Construction of Jewish Israeli Identity--T.L.Hirsch&D.Bar-On Ben Gurion * The Greek/Turkish Cypriot Divide: The Politics of Intercultural Education in Cyprus--Z.Gregoriou * Stereotypes and Enemy Images: The Russia-Chechen Case--B.Petersson * Media Representations of Islam: A French-British Comparison--M.D.Brown * Conclusion: B.Petersson&K.Tyler * Index