Conflict Resolution : A study of identity, social/economic exclusion, islamophobia and racism

Fox-Howard, Y (1997) Conflict Resolution : A study of identity, social/economic exclusion, islamophobia and racism. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

This Ph. D. thesis seeks to develop the field of knowledge regarding Muslims, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution. It represents new scholarship within an under-researched field. Methodology utilises extensive fieldwork interviews undertaken within the London Borough of Newham, together with other primary and secondary sources of information. Aspects of informal and formal conflict resolution are addressed, with a focus on `cultural sensitivity' and the concept of impartiality. Social/economic exclusion is examined within the context of urban regeneration, institutional racism and Islamophobia. Factors related to interpersonal communication and employer perceptions of Muslim `Black and Asian' people as `culturally' dissimilar are analysed - in connection with employment discrimination, and access to public service provision in Newham. The transmission and impact of public opinion is explored, in association with local media input, and the manifestations of racism in the neighbourhood. The perceptions of different parties towards the concept that "Islam is `oppressive' towards women" is examined in detail. Aspects of group dynamics and interpersonal communication are discussed within the framework of `becoming local', and the implications for refugee and/or underclass Muslim migrants. The thesis draws recommendations for the management of dysfunctional conflict in Newham, and suggestions are provided for policy action relevant to the reduction of Muslim social/economic exclusion, within the context of urban regeneration in Newham.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: EThOS Web Service
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 10:13
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1065

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