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The impact of community cohesion on youth work

Thomas, Paul (2007) The impact of community cohesion on youth work. In: Leading Work with Young People. Published in association with The Open University . Sage/Open University, London, pp. 109-123. ISBN 9781412946049

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Abstract

‘Community Cohesion’ has become the most important way of
understanding the state of ‘race relations’ in Britain today, but what
does it actually mean? The term Community Cohesion first appeared
following riots in Oldham, Burnley and Bradford in the north of
England in the summer of 2001. It has since become the main way
that central and local government talks about relationships between
different ethnic groups, and the main focus for policies designed to
create better ethnic relationships. Despite this, so far there is very
little actual evidence of what ‘Community Cohesion’ really means to
youth workers and others working with different communities at a
local level. This article is based on research carried out with youth
workers in Oldham. The aim of the research was to find out what
‘Community Cohesion’ means to youth workers, and how it has
altered youth work practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: UoA 45 (Education) © The Author 2007 This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy-edit version of a chapter which has been published in its definitive form in: Leading Work with Young People. Published in association with The Open University. Sage/Open University, London, pp. 109-123. ISBN 9781412946049
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Early Years Childhood Youth and Community Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:44
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/384

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