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The Resource Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse : becoming British, Sam Bennett

Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse : becoming British, Sam Bennett

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Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse : becoming British
Title
Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse
Title remainder
becoming British
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Sam Bennett
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a study into how the public discourse on migrant integration in the UK changed from 2000-2010. The book shows that the discursive construction of integration in the British public sphere shifted from one of cultural pluralism to one of neo-assimilation, informed by a wider spread of neo-liberalism that necessitates self-sufficiency and discourages state assistance. Situated within the Critical Discourse Studies tradition, the book employs a Discourse Historical approach to the data and includes innovative analysis combining 'top-down' (policy documents and media texts) and 'bottom-up' (focus groups with migrants and new citizens) sites of discourse production. In doing so, it provides a broad and detailed perspective of public discourse on integration in the UK. The book shows that understandings of 'integration' are diachronically and synchronically fluid and as such, the term plays an important role as a 'consensus concept' that different actors can support whilst construing it in different ways. Analysis of the data further reveals that integration is interdiscursively linked to other social fields, such as the economy, terrorism and public spending. The book also argues that integration policy has become directed not just at new migrants, but also long-term British citizens and that this has the potential to have considerable impact on community cohesion. --
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Bennett, Sam,
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury advances in critical discourse studies
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  • Immigrants
  • Social integration
  • Citizenship
  • Naturalization
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Great Britain
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Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse : becoming British, Sam Bennett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-199) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn979564166
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781350029200
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)979564166
Label
Constructions of migrant integration in British public discourse : becoming British, Sam Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979564166
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781350029200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)979564166

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