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Everyday Multiculturalism and ‘Hidden’ Hate


Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stevie-Jade Hardy
    Pages 1-11
  3. Stevie-Jade Hardy
    Pages 13-32
  4. Stevie-Jade Hardy
    Pages 33-57
  5. Stevie-Jade Hardy
    Pages 91-117
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    Pages 119-143
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    Pages 145-162
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    Pages 163-192
  9. Stevie-Jade Hardy
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  10. Stevie-Jade Hardy
    Pages 213-238
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


This book examines the lived reality of 'everyday multiculturalism', and the ways that young people make sense of the diverse world around them. Currently we know very little about how multiculturalism shapes our lives, our interactions and our identity. This is especially pertinent for young people. How do young people from largely white, disadvantaged backgrounds interpret multiculturalism? How do they engage with people from 'different' minority ethnic and faith communities? How do they negotiate the challenges that arise within ever-diversifying environments? 

Drawing on empirical research, Stevie-Jade Hardy uncovers the fears and tensions that both undermine, and are caused by, doing multiculturalism. In doing so, she shines a light on the 'hidden' phenomenon of youth hate crime perpetration. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminology, sociology and cultural studies, as well as to professionals and policy-makers working in the fields of diversity and hate crime.


Criminology Racism Hate Crimes Hate Studies Crime and Society Super-diversity Diversity ethnicity religion identity Young People Targeted hostility

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Stevie-Jade Hardy is a Lecturer in Hate Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research has largely focused on multiculturalism, 'difference' and targeted hostility, and she has published on hate crime perpetration and victimisation.

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