Living the multicultural city: acceptance, belonging and young identities in the city of Leicester, England

Clayton, John (2012) Living the multicultural city: acceptance, belonging and young identities in the city of Leicester, England. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (9). pp. 1673-1693. ISSN 0141-9870

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2011.605457

Abstract

Drawing upon research conducted with young people in the city of Leicester, England, this paper explores what it means for those from black and minority ethnic communities, particularly more recent arrivals, to live within and adapt to specific multicultural urban contexts. After introducing prevailing racisms and accommodations, the paper examines how forms of belonging are expressed, re-produced and negotiated through the spatial trajectories of everyday life. This includes the value of emerging versions of place through community, religious practice as a form of social capital, the importance of routine, and the construction of multifaceted identities. Such experiences relate to contingent hierarchies of acceptance and legitimacy, histories of settlement, economic marginalization, as well as gendered and generational roles. These young people negotiate everyday life and belonging by retaining, extending and forging local and trans-national ties; highlighting the relationship between sociospatial positions, everyday practice and identity formation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, multiculturalism, racism, community, place, youth
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: John Clayton
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 15:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/14161

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