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Published: 01 May 2017

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474422659

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British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

First Edition

Lasse Thomassen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Uses a fresh, poststructuralist approach to reconcile the theoretical and practical issues surrounding inclusion and exclusion - a rare example of how poststructuralism can speak to mainstream concerns and theory
  • Opens up debates and themes including Britishness, race, the nature and role of Islam in British society, homelessness and social justice
  • Case studies include public debates about the role of religion in British society; Prime MInisters Gordon Brown and David Cameron's contrasting versions of Britishness; legal cases about religious symbols and clothing in schools; and the Nick Hornby novel How to Be Good - most of which have never been covered in such detail before
  • Examines a number of legal cases: 'The Queen on the application of Sarika Angel Watkins-Singh v. The Governing Body of Aberdare Girls' High School and Rhondda Cynon Taf Unitary Authority', High Court, 2008; 'Playfoot (a minor), R (on the application of) v Millais School' High Court 2007; 'X v Y', High Court, 2007; and 'Mandla and another v Dowell Lee and another', House of Lords, 1983

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