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Hill et al. (2007) Inter‐ethnic relations among children at school: the perspectives of young people in Scotland Hill et al. (2007) deliver a fascinating insight into the views of children and their perceptions of ethnicity in the school environment. The study captures the opinions of both white and ethnic minority children as they make the important transition from primary to secondary school. Although there were some exceptions, most children expressed the view that their cultural or religious differences were respected by their schools. Teachers too emerged as being free from racist behaviour but regarded by some children as responding inadequately to incidences of racism. Some respondents voiced the opinion that some teachers exhibited favouritism. However, for the majority of ethnic minority children, ethnic background played little part in terms of achievement, making friends and attitudes towards school. See also Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) who explore issues face by Traveller children and include the children’s own experiences of attending school. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Saeed et al. (1999) New ethnic and national questions in Scotland: Post-British identities among Glasgow Pakistani teenagers This study explores the intriguing topic of some of the hyphenated identities found within contemporary Scotland. With a focus on Glasgow, Saeed et al. (1999) explore young Pakistani teenagers own preferred identities. The youth participating in the research use a number of hyphenated labels which include national, ethnic and religious descriptors. The authors explore the choices these young men make when choosing an identity label. The analysis reveals that Muslim labels are often preferred over other descriptors. The study notes that contemporary, plural identities used by ethnic minorities can at times sit awkwardly within the traditional concept of Britishness, which can be further compounded by the influence of Scottish identity. For a demographic study of Scotland’s Pakistani community see Bailey et al. (1995) and Hopkins (2004), which examines identity for young Scottish-Muslim men in a post 9/11 context. Also see Hopkins (2007b) for further global contexts and Hopkins (2007a) for a reflection on transnational and religious identities. Read More Visit site £ Glasgow City Journal article
Shubin (2012a) Living on the move: Mobility, religion and exclusion of Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland In this study of transnational mobility, Shubin (2012a) focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland. The author argues that an understanding of the spirituality of the migrant group is key to bridging the social gaps created by migration. Rural institutions - including the church – often neglect this aspect of migrant identity. Recognition of the migrants’ spirituality is seen as integral to tackling migration-induced community division and, to the construction of new social environments. Also see Shubin (2012b) which finds that churches’ failure to consider the complexities of migration experiences of Eastern European migrants is inhibiting integration and Shubin and Dickey (2013) who explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment of Eastern European workers across Scotland. Also see Shubin (2011) on the impact of an itinerant lifestyle and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) on addressing marginalisation within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article