This book focuses on the nature of cross-cultural practice, an inevitable aspect of working as a youth and community worker in multicultural Britain today. It enables students to understand how cross-cultural dynamics can set the tone of their relationships with their clients and helps them to understand how individual action and some processes in society can contribute to the marginalisation of others. This book looks at the processes involved in the everyday relationships forged through practice and how these can inadvertently influence the dynamics of oppression through lack of self-awareness or lack of awareness of 'others' in society.
Sangeeta Soni is a lecturer in the School of Childhood and Education at University College Birmingham. She is involved in the training of Youth and Community Workers, Learning Mentors and Family Support Workers. She is a qualified Youth and Community Worker with wide experience of work with young people and communities in Britain and overseas.
Introduction Identity and Culture De-mystifying Some Concepts Some Concepts and Theories Trust and `Storying' in Practice Understanding the Consequences of Islamaphobia The Challenge of Globalization Conclusion