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Everyday multiculturalism

Author: Amanda Wise; Selvaraj Velayutham
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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This work explores everyday lived experiences of multiculturalism in the contemporary world. Drawing on place-based case studies, contributions focus on encounters and interactions across cultural difference in super-diverse cities to explore what it means to inhabit multiculturalism in our everyday lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Wise; Selvaraj Velayutham
ISBN: 9780230210370 0230210376
OCLC Number: 294885539
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PART 1. NEIGHBOURHOODS: 1. Everyday multiculturalism: Transversal crossing and working class cosmopolitans / Amanda Wise ; 2. Everyday cosmopolitanism and the labour of intercultural community / Greg Noble ; 3. Practices of difference: Analysing multiculturalism in everyday life / Giovanni Semi, Enzo Colombo, Ilenya Camozzi and Annalisa Frisina --
PART 2. FOOD: 4. Kopitiam: Discursive cosmopolitan spaces and national identity in Malaysian culture and media / Gaik Cheng Khoo ; 5. Eating at the borders: culinary journeys / Jean Duruz --
PART 3. SHOPPING: 6. Brief encounters of an unpredictable kind: Everyday multiculturalism in two London street markets / Sophie Watson ; 7. Street-level cosmopolitanism: Neghbourhood shopping streets in multi-ethnic Montreal / Martha Radice --
PART 4. LEISURE: 8. The colour of muscle: Multiculturalism at a Brooklyn bodybuilding gym / Jamie Sherman ; 9. Fishing the Georges River: Cultural diversity and urban environments / Heather Goodall, Stephen Wearing, Denis Byrne and Allison Cadzow --
PART 5. EVERYDAY SOLIDARITIES, EVERYDAY POLITICS: 10. 'Rubbing along with the neighbours': Everyday interactions in a diverse neighbourhood in the North of England / Maria Hudson, Joan Phillips and Kathryn Ray ; 11. Volunteering, social networks, contact zones and rubbish: The case of the 'Korean Volunteer Team' / Francis Leo Collins --
PART 6. EVERYDAY TENSIONS: 12. We both eat rice, but that's about it: Korean and Latino relations in multi-ethnic Los Angeles / Chong-suk Han ; 13. Everyday racism in Singapore / Selvaraj Velayutham.
Responsibility: edited by Amanda Wise and Selvaraj Velayutham.
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"this accessible and methodologically innovative volume should be required reading for anyone interested in multiculturalism, immigrant incorporation and ethnographies" - Ethnic and Racial Studies

 
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