New Labour and the new integrationism: a critique

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Andrew Pilkington explicates the process by which the concern of New Labour’s first administration with combating (institutional) racism and promoting multiculturalism has steadily given way to a concern since 2001 with shoring up the nation. The overriding emphasis of the shifting hegemonic discourse, he argues, has been to move the agenda away from equality and diversity and towards social cohesion, in sociological parlance away from the dominant post-war Weberian approach and back to a Durkheimian approach. It is important, in his view, to ensure that a more appropriate balance is struck between the principles of equality, diversity and social cohesion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRace(ing) Forward: Transitions in Theorising 'Race' in Education
EditorsAndrew Pilkington, Shirin Housee, Kevin Hylton
Place of PublicationBirmingham
PublisherCentre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP), Higher Education Academy
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)1902191390, 9781902191393
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameC-SAP monograph


  • Equality
  • diversity
  • racism
  • Macpherson
  • community
  • integration


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