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Author West, Linden, author

Title Distress in the city : racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education / Linden West ; foreword by John Field
Published London : Trentham Books, an imprint of UCL IOE Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 192 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Contents Introduction -- The problems defined: the personal as political, and the political as personal -- spaces of discontent; education, democracy and fundamentalism -- Distress in the city: connecting big and intimate worlds -- a power to illuminate: auto/biographical narrative research -- Abandonment: the state of the estate -- Disrespect and political education for the jihad -- The History Man and 'an experiment in democratic education' -- The autodidacts -- Resources of hope? Raymond Williams, the WEA, and universities -- Resources of hope: Lidice Shall Live -- a local education curriculum -- Beyond the fragments: distress, recognition and a democratic education
Summary This book is a case study of one distressed post-industrial city struggling with various discontents, drawn from those who live there. Their stories illuminate how racism, Islamophobia and Islamism take hold, rendering the city emblematic of wider problems across the world today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 21, 2017)
Subject Fascism -- England -- History -- Case studies.
Minorities -- England -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Multiculturalism -- England -- Case studies.
Muslims -- England -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Racism -- England -- Case studies.
Sociology, Urban -- England -- Case studies.
Stoke-on-Trent (England) -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Field, John, 1949- writer of foreword
ISBN 1858566894 (electronic bk.)
1858566908 (electronic bk.)
1858566916 (electronic bk.)
9781858566894 (electronic bk.)
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9781858566917 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education