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Friendship and Diversity

Class, Ethnicity and Social Relationships in the City

Authors: Vincent, Carol, Neal, Sarah, Iqbal, Humera

  • Draws on current debates and theoretical resources from sociology, geography and education
  • Provides a nuanced account of the interrelationships between social class, ethnicity and place and in particular, values and attitudes towards diversity and locality
  • Views the primary school as a social world that impacts on parents’ and childrens' social relationships
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About this book

Do people make friends with those who are culturally and socially different to themselves? Friendship and Diversity explores the social relationships of adults and children living in highly diverse localities in London. The authors examine how social class and ethnic difference affects the friendships of children in primary schools and their parents. The book draws on original and in-depth conversations 8 and 9 year olds about their classroom relationships, with parents about their own and their children’s friendships, and with teachers about supporting children’s friendships at school.  Through detailed discussions of friendships, everyday multiculture, and attitudes towards shared social space, cultural difference and social class, the authors reveal what these friendships tell us about the nature and extent of social mixing and social divisions in cities with diverse populations.

Friendship and Diversity will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography and psychology, as well as education practitioners. 

About the authors

Carol Vincent is Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education, UK.

Sarah Neal is Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield, UK.

Humera Iqbal is Lecturer in Psychology, UCL Institute of Education, UK.

 

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73001-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $99.99
price for USA
  • Due: June 1, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73000-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Friendship and Diversity
Book Subtitle
Class, Ethnicity and Social Relationships in the City
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73001-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73000-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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