An interesting collection of stories from people living in Cheshire with roots in other parts of the world. This book highlights and celebrates the cultural diversity that exists in Cheshire and attempts to challenge stereotypes that people may have about particular regions, countries and cultures. Appropriately, the book is organised by the roots of the interviewees with stories of local-global connections with Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, South Asia, and South East Asia.
The stories are told by people in their own words and provide a useful starting point to encourage students to talk about differences in their experiences and cultures. Some of the stories reveal less positive experiences of living in Cheshire and tell us about economic hardship and discrimination of different forms. Similarities between the values and beliefs of interviewees are underplayed with a greater emphasis on ‘difference and diversity’ in these accounts. With some references to the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 and the impact on Muslims living in Britain the book can be used to encourage debate about issues of identity, religion and faith. It can also be used to examine contradictions that students and teachers face when they compare what is learned in school with the messages from politicians and the media about particular religions, countries and cultures.
PublisherCDEC – Developing Global Learning
- Book (£7)
- Price includes UK postage.
- ISBN: 0 9543819 0 4
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