From resentment to gratitude: An essay on multiculturalism

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Abstract / Description of output

Siddiqui explains how British multiculturalism has ceded to a politics of resentment, fuelled by anti-immigrant and often anti-Muslim sentiment. Siddiqui draws on the writings of Georg Simmel for whom gratitude fosters emotional and social bonds, countering a narrative of resentment with one of recognition. Rather than seeking an answer in abstract theories of multiculturalism, Siddiqui argues for a refocusing on emotional well-being through gratitude rooted in empathy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Theology of Gratitude
Subtitle of host publicationChristian and Muslim Perspectives
EditorsMona Siddiqui, Nathanael Vette
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781009198431
ISBN (Print)9781009198400
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • gratitude
  • multiculturalism
  • resentment
  • Brexit
  • Georg Simmel


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