Chan, W.F. (2007) Writing multiculturalism? Planning for culturally different identities in the city of Birmingham. Planning Theory and Practice, 8 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 1464-9357Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article presents a case study of a multicultural planning epistemology at work in the everyday landscape of a city. It draws on insights in cultural geography and the planning archive on Birmingham's Chinese Quarter, to show that the epistemology in play weaves together claims of a factual, authentic multiculturalism based on particular presences with an implicit planning imaginary of cultural identity. It then demonstrates that the planning imaginary in question is structured like a text with a signifying system containing mimetic and disseminative properties. The article concludes by proposing a number of implications from the case study for the planning of Birmingham's multicultural future.
|Keywords:||Birmingham, multiculturalism, planning imaginary, cultural identity, Chinese Quarter, Highbury, Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, Geography, Planning and Development|
|Subjects:||Geography. Anthropology. Recreation|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Geography|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||07 Sep 2009 14:38|
|Last modified:||06 Jan 2017 06:33|