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Author Herbert, David, 1967-
Title Creating community cohesion : religion, media and multiculturalism / David Herbert, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Agder, Norway.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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 Floor3  HN380.Z9 M844 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Non-governmental public action
Non-governmental public action series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Troubled multiculturalisms and disrupted secularities : religion and social integration "crises" in north Western Europe in comparative perspective -- "Community cohesion" and English disruptions of the multicultural peace : the northern riots, white "backlash" and the "evocation of a faith sector" -- Paradise lost? : the collapse of Dutch multiculturalism and the birth of Islamophobic post-liberalism -- Religion and social integration in France -- Northern Ireland : sectarianism, civil society and democratic deepening -- Religion and social integration "crises" in north Western Europe : some conclusions.
Summary "Since the turn of the millennium, European societies have been shaken by the re-emergence of religion as a contested factor in public life. Using approaches from sociology, media and religious studies, David Herbert compares recent public controversies involving or implicating religion in the UK (England and Northern Ireland), the Netherlands and France. Has there been a return of public religion? Is self-segregation the cause of community tensions and what is the role of the media in shaping public attitudes to religion? He argues that the declining importance of religion for the majority of European,s compared with its ongoing and adapting importance for some from minority and immigrant populations, calls for careful policy responses. Religion can and already has been exploited to produce social polarization, especially in the presence of negative and stereotyped media representations." -- Publisher website.
Subject Multiculturalism -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Social integration -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Religious tolerance -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Religious pluralism -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Religion and state -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Islam -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Europe, Western -- Ethnic relations -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780230236455
OCLC number 861619087