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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 12:44
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/384

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