Living with a Difference: A Forgotten Art in Urgent Need of Revival?

Ballard, Roger

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Written in the context of post 7/7 developments, this paper explores Britain's long-standing condition of ethnic plurality. In doing so it seeks to show that whilst at one level current patterns of polarisation have numerous historical precedents, our current confusion about best to go about living with difference is largely a product of our modern commitment to a unitarian - rather than a pluralistic - vision of the good life. If so, it follows that a rethink of modernistic premises, together with a less hubristic interpretation of pre-modern wisdom is now an urgent priority.

Document type: Article
Date: 2007
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2009 12:28
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Großbritannien, Multikulturelle Gesellschaft, Soziale Integration
Uncontrolled Keywords: Großbritannien , Multikulturelle Gesellschaft , Soziale Integration, Great Britain , Ethnic plurality
Series: Themen > CASAS Online Papers: Plural Britain
Volume: 1
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