We have compiled the list of resources below for researchers, educators and policymakers. Included are maps of census data, council reports on the city and its inhabitants and highlights of recent (and in some cases, not so recent) academic and policy research. If you wish for us to add anything to this list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leicester City Council policy statements
The majority of these policy statements were authored before the present coalition government was formed and may not reflect the current policies of Leicester City Council.
Research reports focusing on Leicester
These reports cover a wide range of subjects, including demographics, education, security and extremism and minority groups in Leicester (Somalis, Poles, Muslims and others).
Githens-Mazer, Jonathan, Robert Lambert, Abdul-Haqq Baker, Safiyah Cohen-Baker, and Zacharias Pieri. Muslim Communities’ Perspectives on Radicalisation in Leicester, UK. Aarhus, Denmark: Centre for Studies in Islamism and Racism, March 2010.
Academic research on Leicester
The articles and books below include the most recent academic research into ethnic and religious diversity in Leicester, as well as some classic studies.
Andrews, Ahmed. ‘Muslim Women in a Western European Society: Gujarati Muslim Women in Leicester’. In Religion in Contemporary Europe, edited by John Fulton and Peter Gee, 78–92. New York: Edwin Mellon Press, 1994.
Bonney, Richard. Understanding and Celebrating Religious Diversity: The Growth of Diversity in Leicester’s Places of Religious Worship Since 1970. Leicester: University of Leicester, Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism, 2003.
Bonney, Richard, and William Le Goff. ‘Leicester’s Cultural Diversity in the Context of the British Debate on Multiculturalism’. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 6, no. 6 (2007): 45–58.
Martin, John, and Gurharpal Singh. Asian Leicester. Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002.
McLoughlin, Seán. ‘Discrepant Representations of multi-Asian Leicester: Institutional Discourse and Everyday Life in the “model” Multicultural City’. In Writing the City in British-Asian Diasporas, edited by Sean McLoughlin, William Gould, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, and Emma Tomalin. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
Phillips, Deborah. ‘The Social and Spatial Segregation of Asians in Leicester’. In Social Interaction and Ethnic Segregation, edited by Peter Jackson and Susan J. Smith. London: Academic Press, 1981.
Singh, Gurharpal. ‘A City of Surprises: Urban Multiculturalism and the “Leicester Model”’. In A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain, 291–304. London: Hurst & Co., 2006.
Vertovec, Steven. ‘Multicultural, multi-Asian, multi-Muslim Leicester: Dimensions of Social Complexity, Ethnic Organization and Local Government Interface.’ Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences 7, no. 3 (1994): 259–274.
Vertovec, Steven. ‘Multiculturalism, Culturalism and Public Incorporation’. Ethnic and Racial Studies 19, no. 1 (1996): 49–69.
Maps of religion in Leicester
Census data on Leicester are available via Nomis, though simpler neighbourhood statistics can be found for Leicester on the ONS’s website. Data on Leicester is also available via Leicester City Council.
Click on any of the images below to see a larger version. Addtional data can also be found in this pdf.
The photo of the bookshelf above is included courtesy of Stewart Butterfield and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.