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The Age of ObamaThe Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society$
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Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082771

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.001.0001

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Mosaic or cracked vase? Diversity and community life

Mosaic or cracked vase? Diversity and community life

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(p.72) 5 Mosaic or cracked vase? Diversity and community life
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The Age of Obama
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Tom Clark

Robert D. Putnam

Edward Fieldhouse

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0005

This chapter assesses whether diversity has a tendency to lead to more conflict or to friendly contact in Britain and the United States, evaluates the effect of diversity for whites and for minorities, and studies the connection between diversity in a locality and how community-minded and communally active its citizens are. It also discusses communal life in both countries and measures the combined effect of the potential channels, which could weaken or strengthen community life.

Keywords:   diversity, conflict, friendly contact, locality, community-minded, communal life, potential channels, community life

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