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British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation
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British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Lasse Thomassen

Abstract

What is the connection between inclusion, exclusion and identity? This book argues that the politics of inclusion and identity should be studied as struggles over the representations of the identities involved. The book engages with a range of debates and themes including Britishness, race, the nature and role of Islam in British society, homelessness and social justice, and it adopts a post-structuralist approach to the theoretical and practical issues surrounding inclusion, exclusion and identity. The argument is developed through careful analyses of cases from the last four decades of Briti ... More

Keywords: Britishness, Derrida, equality, hospitality, identity politics, Laclau, multiculturalism, recognition, representation, tolerance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474422659
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lasse Thomassen, author
Queen Mary, University of London