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Shifting the boundaries of cultural spaces: young people and everyday multiculturalism

journal contribution
posted on 2009-03-01, 00:00 authored by Anita HarrisAnita Harris
This paper investigates the significance of everyday intercultural social practice
enacted in the mundane sites of young people’s daily life to the development of
new research directions for multicultural youth studies. It explores the idea of
everyday multiculturalism as an appropriate analytical approach for understanding
the ways that young people deal with cultural difference in conditions of
super-diversity. It considers how this approach gives descriptive and explanatory
priority to sites and literacies such as everyday neighbourhood locales, vernacular
expressions and popular culture that form an important part of young people’s
‘habitus’, and provides insight into how struggles over the decentring of whiteness
from the national imaginary occur in quotidian ways.

History

Journal

Social identities

Volume

15

Issue

2

Pagination

187 - 205

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1350-4630

eISSN

1363-0296

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Taylor & Francis