Publications & Resources

Published papers

Harris C., Jackson L., Piekut A., Valentine G. 2016. Attitudes towards the ‘stranger’: negotiating encounters with difference in the UK and Poland, Social & Cultural GeographyDoi: 10.1080/14649365.2016.1139165.

Harris C., Valentine G. 2016. Encountering Difference in the Workplace: Superficial Contact, Underlying Tensions and Group Rights, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografieDoi: 10.1111/tesg.12197.

Mayblin, L. Valentine, G. and Andersson, J. 2016 In the contact zone: Engineering meaningful encounters across difference, The Geographical Journal 182(2): 213-222.

Mayblin, L., Valentine, G. and Winiskara, A. 2016 Migration and Diversity in a Post-socialist Context: Creating Integrative Encounters in Poland, Environment and Planning A, 48(5): 960-978

Piekut A., Valentine G. 2016. Spaces of encounter and attitudes towards difference: A comparative study of two European cities, Social Science Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.005.

Piekut A., Valentine G. 2016. Perceived Diversity and Acceptance of Minority Ethnic Groups in Two Urban ContextsEuropean Sociological ReviewDoi: 10.1093/esr/jcw01.

Mayblin, L., Valentine, G., Kossack, F. and Schneider, T. 2015. Experimenting with spaces of encounter: Creative interventions to develop meaningful contact, Geoforum, 63: 67-80

Mayblin, L., Valentine, G. and Andersson, J. 2015. In the contact zone: Engineering meaningful encounters across differenceThe Geographical Journal, 182(2): 213-222

Valentine, G., Piekut, A., Winiarska, A., Harris, C. and Jackson, L. 2015. Mapping the meaning of ‘difference’ in Europe: a social topography of prejudice, Ethnicities,15(4): 568-585.

Andersson, J. and Valentine, G. 2014. Picturing the poor: fundraising and the depoliticisation of homelessness, Social and Cultural Geography, 16(1): 58-74

Harris, C., Jackson, L., Mayblin, L., Piekut, A. and Valentine, G. 2014. “Big Brother welcomes you”: exploring innovative methods for research with children and young people outside of the home and school environments, Qualitative Research, September 2014 online view

Jackson, L. and Valentine, G. 2014. Emotion and politics in a mediated public sphere: Questioning democracy, responsibility and ethics in a computer mediated world. Geoforum, 52: 193-202.

Mayblin L., Piekut A., Valentine G. 2014. ‘Other’ posts in ‘other’ places: Poland through a Postcolonial lens? Sociology. doi: 10.1177/0038038514556796.

Piekut, A., Vieten, U. M. and Valentine, G. 2014. Seeking ‘the new normal’? Troubled spaces of encountering visible differences in WarsawPolish Sociological Review, 4(188): 541-558.

Valentine, G., Piekut, A. and Harris, C. 2014. Intimate encounters: the negotiation of difference within the family and its implications for social relations in public space, The Geographical Journal, 181(3): 280-294.

Valentine, G. and Harris, C. 2014. Strivers v skivers: Class prejudice and the Demonisation of Dependency in Everyday Life, Geoforum, 53: 84-92.

Valentine G, Jackson, L. and Mayblin, L. 2014. Ways of seeing: sexism the forgotten prejudice? Gender, Place and Culture, 21(4): 401-414.

Valentine, G., and Sadgrove, J.  2014. Biographical narratives of encounter: The significance of mobility and emplacement in shaping attitudes towards difference, Urban Studies, 51(9): 1979-1994.

Waite, L.,  Valentine, G and Lewis, H.. 2014. Multiply vulnerable populations: mobilising a politics of compassion from the ‘capacity to hurt’Social and Cultural Geography, 15(3): 313-331. 

Valentine, G. 2013. Living with difference: Proximity and encounter in urban life. Geography 98 (1): 4-9.

Andersson, J., Sadgrove, J. and Valentine G. 2012. Consuming campus: geographies of encounter at a British university, Social & Cultural Geography, 13(5): 501-515.

Piekut, A., Rees, P., Valentine, G. and Kupiszwski, M. 2012. Multidimensional diversity in two European cities: thinking beyond ethnicity. Environment and Planning A, 44(12): 2988-3009.

Valentine, G. and Sadgrove, J.  2012. Lived difference: an account of spatio-temporal processes of social differentiation, Environment and Planning A, 44(9): 2049-2063.

Special  issues edited by project team in progress

Jackson, L. Harris, C. and  Valentine, G. (eds.) Negotiating strange encounters: conceptualising conversations across difference – a special issue of the journal Social and Cultural Geography based on two sessions organised by the LIVEDIFFERENCE research team at the RGS/IBG Conference (August 2013).

Phillips, R.  and Valentine, G. (eds.) Meaningful encounters in diverse societies: conviviality, cosmopolitanism and curiosity – a special issue of Sociological Review based on the International Conference The Future of Social Relations: Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis organised by the LIVEDIFFERENCE research team (May 2014).

Vieten, U.M. and Valentine, G. (eds.) Urban spaces in crisis: mapping European practices of living with difference – a special issue of the journal City based on the International Conference Living with Difference organised by the LIVEDIFFERENCE research team (September 2012).


Books and book chapters

Gawlewicz, A. and Narkowicz, K. (in press) Islamophobia on the move: circulation of anti-Muslim prejudice between Poland and the UK, in Y. Suleiman (ed.) Muslims in the UK and Europe Cambridge: University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies.

Piekut A. and Valentine G. (in press) Kosmopolityczna Praga? W poszukiwaniu (nowej) tożsamości praskiej. In: A. Górny, S. Toruńczyk-Ruiz, A. Winiarska (eds) Po sąsiedzku z różnorodnością. Znaczenie więzi lokalnych z perspektywy rodzimych mieszkańców i migrantów. Warszawa: Scholar, ISBN 978-83-7383694-5

Valentine, G. (in press) Theorizing diversity and multiculturalism: the implications of intersectionality, in T. Matejskova and M. Antonisch (eds.) Governing Through Diversity: Migrant Societies in a Post-Multicultural Age,  Basingstoke: Palgrave, Macmillan (Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

Valentine, G. and Mayblin, L. (in press) Space and boundary crossing in the intercultural city, in M. Balbo (ed.) Intercultural Cities: Exploring an Elusive Idea. London: IB Tauris.

Mayblin, L. 2014. Creating ‘meaningful contact’. Some findings from the LIVEDIFFERENCE Research Programme, in M. Zaborowska (ed.) Sport for Dialogue: Good Practices Around Europe, Warsaw: Fundacja dla Wolności, 12-16. ISBN: 978-83-939075-0-2/

Valentine, G. 2014. Intergenerationality and prejudice, in R.M. Vanderbeck and N. Worth N. (eds) Intergenerational Space, London: Routledge, 155-168.
ISBN: 978-0-415-85531-0

Valentine, G. 2014. Living with difference: reflections on geographies of encounter, in R. Paddison and E. McCann (eds.) Cities and Social Change: Encounters with Contemporary Urbanism, London: Sage, 75-91. ISBN: 978-1-84860-109-3

Vieten, U. and Valentine G. (eds.) (2016) Cartographies of Difference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Peter Lang, Oxford. ISBN: 978-3-0343-1859-4

Piekut, A. 2012. Visible and invisible ethnic ‘others’ in Warsaw: spaces of encounter and places of exclusion, in M. Brubbauer, J. Kusiak (eds.) Chasing Warsaw: Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change Since 1990, New York: Campus, 189- 212. ISBN 978-3-593-39778-8

Valentine, G. 2012. Spaces of proximity and encounter: towards an understanding of cities as sites of difference, in A. Cancellieri and G. Scandurra (eds). Tracce Urbane. Alla Ricerca Della Città, Milano: Franco Angeli, 314-324. ISBN: 9788856848427


Working Paper

Piekut A., Rees P., Valentine, G. and Kupiszewski, M. (2011). The Tale of Two Cities: Diversity in Leeds and Warsaw. Working Paper 11/1.  Available at-


Related Publications

Valentine, G., Vanderbeck R., Sadgrove, J., and Andersson, J. 2013. Producing moral geographies: the transnational dynamics of homophobia within a global faith network. Geographical Journal, 179, 2, 165-176.

Valentine, G. and Waite, L. 2012. Negotiating difference through everyday encounters: the case of sexual orientation and religion and belief. Antipode, 44, 2, 474-492

Andersson, J., Vanderbeck, R., Valentine, G., Ward K. and Sadgrove J. 2011. New York encounters: religion, sexuality and the city. Environment & Planning A, 43, 618-633.

Valentine, G. 2010. Prejudice: Rethinking geographies of oppression. Social & Cultural Geography, 11, 521-537.

Valentine, G., Sporton, D. and Nielsen, K. 2009. Identities and belonging: a study of Somali refugee and asylum seekers living in the UK and Denmark. Environment & Planning D: society& space, 27, 234-250.

Valentine, G. 2008. Living with difference: reflections on geographies of encounter. Progress in Human Geography, 32, 321-335.

Valentine, G., Sporton, D. and Nielsen, K. 2008. Language use on the move: sites of encounter, identities and belonging. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33, 376-387. Translated into Polish and used by the Fundacja Forum na rzecz Różnorodności Społecznej (Foundation Forum for Social Diversity)  which has an initiative to provide support to teachers in public schools working with migrant and refugee children. As part of the program of specialized trainings about cross-cultural communication and practical tools/methods for running a multicultural classroom.

Holloway, S.L., Jayne, M. and Valentine, G. 2008. ‘Sainsbury’s is my local’: English alcohol policy, domestic drinking practices and the meaning of home. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 33, 532-547.

Valentine, G. and Skelton, T. 2007. The right to be heard: citizenship and language. Political Geography, 26, 121-140.


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LIVEDIFFERENCE Conference Resource

Following the International Conference on Living With Difference in September 2012, a webpage has been developed as a resource for anyone interested in developing new ways of “living with difference”. For access, click here

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