Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK by Mary J. Hickman, Nicola Mai, Helen Crowley (auth.)

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In the process, there was a fragmentation and polarisation of people’s experiences of place and we explore how this has led to a different understanding of the spatial dimensions and narratives of locality 30 Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK and mobility. We argue that the key issue at stake in understanding dynamics of social cohesion is the degree to which the complexity of each social and cultural setting is acknowledged within predominant narratives and practices of local belonging, such as locality and convenience.

These narratives inform the way social heterogeneity, resulting from social and geographical mobilities and the porousness of multiculture spaces of encounter, is managed in different places and at different levels, encompassing the global, the national and the local dimensions. The research and methods Our confidence in our findings and the conclusions we draw from them derives from the research methods we used and their scope. Using qualitative methods, but on a large scale, we aimed to draw out the specific and comparable realities of people living in contemporary, multi-layered communities in diverse geographically spread neighbourhoods encompassing relations of deprivation and affluence, cohesion and fragmented uncertainty.

These narratives inform the way social heterogeneity, resulting from social and geographical mobilities and the porousness of multiculture spaces of encounter, is managed in different places and at different levels, encompassing the global, the national and the local dimensions. The research and methods Our confidence in our findings and the conclusions we draw from them derives from the research methods we used and their scope. Using qualitative methods, but on a large scale, we aimed to draw out the specific and comparable realities of people living in contemporary, multi-layered communities in diverse geographically spread neighbourhoods encompassing relations of deprivation and affluence, cohesion and fragmented uncertainty.

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