By Panikos Panayi
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 existence because the 19th century. whereas the numbers of immigrants elevated after the second one international conflict, teams similar to the Irish, Germans and East eu Jews were arriving, settling and impacting on British society from the Victorian interval onwards.
In this accomplished and engaging account, Panikos Panayi examines immigration as an ongoing strategy during which ethnic groups evolve as members pick out even if to continue their ethnic identities and customs or to combine and assimilate into wider British norms. for that reason, he tackles the contradictions within the historical past 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, peculiarly, racism as opposed to multiculturalism.
Providing a huge ancient context to modern debates, and making an allowance for the complexity and diversity of person reviews through the years, this e-book demonstrates that no basic procedure or thought can summarise the migrant adventure in Britain.
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An Immigration History of Britain: Multicultural Racism since 1800 by Panikos Panayi