Everyday Multiculturalism and ‘Hidden’ Hate by Stevie-Jade Hardy

By Stevie-Jade Hardy

This e-book examines the lived truth of 'everyday multiculturalism', and the ways in which youth make experience of the varied international round them. at present we all know little or no approximately how multiculturalism shapes our lives, our interactions and our identification. this can be particularly pertinent for youth. How do teens from mostly white, deprived backgrounds interpret multiculturalism? How do they interact with humans from 'different' minority ethnic and religion groups? How do they negotiate the demanding situations that come up inside of ever-diversifying environments?
Drawing on empirical learn, Stevie-Jade Hardy uncovers the fears and tensions that either undermine, and are brought on by, doing multiculturalism. In doing so, she shines a gentle at the 'hidden' phenomenon of teenage hate crime perpetration. This e-book should be of specific curiosity to students of criminology, sociology and cultural stories, in addition to to execs and policy-makers operating within the fields of range and hate crime.

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2004). The ‘white worrier’ in South Australia: Attitudes to multiculturalism, immigration and reconciliation. Journal of Sociology, 40(4), 321–340. , & Harris, A. (2010). Pedestrian crossings: Young people and everyday multiculturalism. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 31(5), 449–453. Cantle, T. (2001). Community cohesion: A report of the independent review team. London: Home Office. Clayton, J. (2012). Living the multicultural city: Acceptance, belonging and young identities in the city of Leicester.

Green et al. ’ Although there is a lack of evidence as to why prejudice as a psychological phenomenon leads to violent behaviour, literature from the broader criminological field can be used to explain the motivation and causation of offending. It is the contention of this book that underlying prejudices and the notion of ‘difference’ are central to why perpetrators select a specific victim. As the following section illustrates, existing hate crime literature builds upon prevailing economic, social and psychological theories of criminal offending to explain the causal link.

These participants spoke of feeling a sense of duty to express racist attitudes and to engage in acts of targeted hostility on behalf of both the community and the peer group that they belonged to (Hewitt 1996; Bowling 1999). Sibbitt (1997: p vii) describes this process of legitimisation using the term ‘reciprocal relationship’. She suggests that the ‘wider community not only spawns such perpetrators, but fails to condemn them’, which in turn reinforces the behaviour (ibid, 1997: p vii). It is therefore unsurprising that within this context acts of targeted hostility are so often perceived by the perpetrator as being ‘ordinary’ (Sibbitt 1997; Iganski 2008).

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