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White Working-Class Voices: Multiculturalism, community-building and change

Harris Beider


This book seeks to extend our understanding of white working class perspectives on multiculturalism and change. By integrating fieldwork data and critically reviewing secondary sources the book highlights the gap between policy framing and political rhetoric with the lived reality of white working class communities. Starting with recognition that both white and working class are complex and problematic terms means care needs to be taken in ascribing fixed and collective positions to this group. Moving beyond crude reductionism that frames the group as hostile to immigration, social change and ... More

Keywords: white working class, multiculturalism, disconnection, grassroots lived experiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447313953
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447313953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harris Beider, author
Coventry University