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By Panikos Panayi

ISBN-10: 113813600X

ISBN-13: 9781138136007

ISBN-10: 1405859172

ISBN-13: 9781405859172

Immigration, ethnicity, multiculturalism and racism became a part of day-by-day discourse in Britain in contemporary many years – but, faraway from being new, those phenomena have characterized British lifestyles because the 19th century. whereas the numbers of immigrants elevated after the second one international struggle, teams equivalent to the Irish, Germans and East ecu Jews were arriving, settling and impacting on British society from the Victorian interval onwards.

In this entire and engaging account, Panikos Panayi examines immigration as an ongoing procedure during which ethnic groups evolve as participants decide upon no matter if to keep their ethnic identities and customs or to combine and assimilate into wider British norms. hence, he tackles the contradictions within the background of immigration during the last centuries: migration as opposed to executive regulate; migrant poverty as opposed to social mobility; ethnic identification as opposed to expanding Anglicisation; and, primarily, racism as opposed to multiculturalism.

Providing a huge ancient context to modern debates, and considering the complexity and diversity of person reports over the years, this booklet demonstrates that no easy method or idea can summarise the migrant adventure in Britain.


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