(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The function and foundations of urban tolerance : encountering and engaging with difference in the city

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BANNISTER J. (1) ; KEARNS A. (1) ;
(1) Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, Univ., Glasgow, ROYAUME-UNI


This article proposes a conceptual framework for understanding the function and foundations of urban tolerance. It analyses the strategies that endeavour to impose a mode of social interaction, which treat difference as illegitimate and understand tolerance as static, run the risk of perpetuating a cycle of intolerance. It demonstrates that the existence of a shared language of social interaction and the recognition of the legitimacy of difference are defined as the interrelated foundations of tolerance. It concludes that strategies which accommodate tolerance can unlock the potential of the citizenry to encounter and engage with difference


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no13 [pp. 2700-2717]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 4 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013477705

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