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By Myriam Cherti

Utilizing oral historical past narratives, in-depth interviews and more than a few different box thoughts, this pioneering booklet reports the deployment of social capital to guage the solidarity and integration of 3 generations of Moroccans residing in London.

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The central definition of the notion of social exclusion stresses the process through which people are being deprived, taking the debate beyond descriptions of people’s situation. De Haan (1998) explains that, though definitions of social exclusion differ from one country to another, they have three characteristics in common that separate it from other concepts: 1. Social exclusion is defined as the opposite of social integration, which reflects the perceived importance of being part of society, being integrated.

The younger generation is constantly reminded to behave according to the norm set by the community. Zhou and Bankston (1994) also suggest – based on their case study of Vietnamese youth in New Orleans – that conformity to traditional family values and behavioural standards requires a high level of family integration into a community that reinforces these values and standards.

He defines it by its function, not as a single entity but as ‘a variety of different entities having characteristics in common: they all consist of some aspect of a social structure, and they facilitate certain actions of individuals who are within the structure’ (Coleman 1990: 302). Developing his argument further, he refers to it as ‘the set of resources that inhere in family relations and in community social organisation and that are useful for the cognitive and social development of a child or young person’ (Coleman 1990: 300).

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