Political Engagement Amongst Ethnic Minority Young People: Making a Difference

Hardcover | October 11, 2013

byTherese O'Toole, Richard Gale, Therese O´Toole

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This book engages with debates on ethnic minority and Muslim young people showing, beyond apathy and violent political extremism, the diverse forms of political engagement in which young people engage. It situates its analysis of ethnic minority young people's politics in relation to four areas of social and political change: changing patterns of citizens' democratic participation manifested in a shift towards more informal and everyday activism; the emergence of more decentred and participatory forms of governance that have pluralized the sites of political participation; shifting conceptions of identities and ethnicity and their implications for identity politics; and the significance of different scales of activism enabled by new information communication technologies. In so doing, the book identifies 'new grammars of action' among ethnic minority young people that help to explain their disaffection with mainstream politics and through which they creatively politically participate to make a difference.

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This book engages with debates on ethnic minority and Muslim young people showing, beyond apathy and violent political extremism, the diverse forms of political engagement in which young people engage. It situates its analysis of ethnic minority young people's politics in relation to four areas of social and political change: changing ...

Therese O'Toole is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol, UK. Richard Gale is Lecturer in Human Geography, Cardiff University, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.7 × 5.69 × 0.68 inPublished:October 11, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023020273X

ISBN - 13:9780230202733

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Table of Contents

1. Politically (In)Different? Political Engagement Among Ethnic Minority Young People
2. Changing Political Participation
3. Research Design and Methodology
4. Grammars of Political Action
5. Participatory Governance
6. 'Race', Culture and Representation: the Changing Contours of Identity Politics
7. Gendered Roles, Spaces and Political Activism
8. The Political Geography of Ethnicity and Religion in Young People's Political Engagement
9. Conclusion


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