The significance of inter racial conflict in the identity formation of BME young people

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/344603
Title:
The significance of inter racial conflict in the identity formation of BME young people
Authors:
Bailey, Joan
Abstract:
Amidst growing concerns due to a rise in incidents of inter racial conflict between African Caribbean and South Asian young men; this thesis draws on the concept of identity formation as an instigating factor in terms of why young people may get embroiled in conflict with other cultural groups. Drawing on semi structured questionnaires with professionals and community workers, an ethnographic study with young people involved in or party to the incidents and a few in depth focus groups it explores the historical issues associated with the conflict, the development of identity and how and why this may be different for those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups and how it can then materialise into conflict when threatened. It aims to contribute to practice, knowledge and understanding of inter racial conflict and how the creation of positive identities can reduce these incidents. It also seeks to identify approaches and interventions most likely to be effective in addressing this which include working with parents, carers and the wider community who may carry some of the historical issues that allow the conflict to exist. Findings point to identity formation being complex and multifaceted, which can be affected through personal and social experiences: many of these being different for young people from BME communities. Identity is fragile and can be shaped and changed through these experiences which can be compounded by interrelated needs and anxious backgrounds which can then manifest into behaviour that targets those that they may feel threatened by. This study cites the importance of cultural specific responses and interventions which are holistic, informal and flexible to meet the distinct needs of not only young people but those that are influential in their lives. In addition it highlights the importance of work associated with identity formation and the creation of positive identities as a precursor to reducing conflict situations.
Citation:
Bailey, J. (2013) 'The significance of inter racial conflict in the identity formation of BME young people'. Professional Doctorate in Youth Justice thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/344603
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Professional Doctorate in Youth Justice
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PhD e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Joanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-20T13:11:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-20T13:11:21Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09en
dc.identifier.citationBailey, J. (2013) 'The significance of inter racial conflict in the identity formation of BME young people'. Professional Doctorate in Youth Justice thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/344603en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Professional Doctorate in Youth Justiceen
dc.description.abstractAmidst growing concerns due to a rise in incidents of inter racial conflict between African Caribbean and South Asian young men; this thesis draws on the concept of identity formation as an instigating factor in terms of why young people may get embroiled in conflict with other cultural groups. Drawing on semi structured questionnaires with professionals and community workers, an ethnographic study with young people involved in or party to the incidents and a few in depth focus groups it explores the historical issues associated with the conflict, the development of identity and how and why this may be different for those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups and how it can then materialise into conflict when threatened. It aims to contribute to practice, knowledge and understanding of inter racial conflict and how the creation of positive identities can reduce these incidents. It also seeks to identify approaches and interventions most likely to be effective in addressing this which include working with parents, carers and the wider community who may carry some of the historical issues that allow the conflict to exist. Findings point to identity formation being complex and multifaceted, which can be affected through personal and social experiences: many of these being different for young people from BME communities. Identity is fragile and can be shaped and changed through these experiences which can be compounded by interrelated needs and anxious backgrounds which can then manifest into behaviour that targets those that they may feel threatened by. This study cites the importance of cultural specific responses and interventions which are holistic, informal and flexible to meet the distinct needs of not only young people but those that are influential in their lives. In addition it highlights the importance of work associated with identity formation and the creation of positive identities as a precursor to reducing conflict situations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectM990 Law not elsewhere classifieden
dc.subjectyouth justiceen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectethnic minoritiesen
dc.subjectinter racial conflicten
dc.subjectidentity formationen
dc.subjectethnic identityen
dc.titleThe significance of inter racial conflict in the identity formation of BME young peopleen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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