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Welcome to the margins: Diversity, tolerance, and policies of exclusion.

Lewis, Gail (2005) Welcome to the margins: Diversity, tolerance, and policies of exclusion. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 28 (3). pp. 536-558.

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Abstract

This article explores some of the ways in which UK Government policies inscribe tensions between tolerance of cultural difference, on the one hand, and an attempt to instil a regime of normalizing discipline, on the other. It argues that these tensions are expressed in the ambiguity of the figure of 'the immigrant woman', who simultaneously embodies the possibility of assimilation into and destabilization of the nation and the national. This is because this figure has come to occupy a significant place both in the struggles over the meaning of cultural plurality and as the subject around whom the characterization of the nation as tolerant and modern is invested.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assimilation ; tolerance ; diversity ; culture ; governance ; texts
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 11483
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2008 14:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11483

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