Whitewashing Britain

Race and Citizenship in the Postwar Era

Author: Kathleen Paul

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501729330

Category: History

Page: 272

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In the late 1940s, the Labour government faced a birthrate perceived to be in decline, massive economic dislocations caused by the war, a huge national debt, severe labor shortages, and the prospective loss of international preeminence. Simultaneously, it subsidized the emigration of Britons to Australia, Canada, and other parts of the Empire, recruited Irish citizens and European refugees to work in Britain, and used regulatory changes to dissuade British subjects of color from coming to the United Kingdom. Paul contends post-war concepts of citizenship were based on a contradiction between the formal definition of who had the right to enter Britain and the informal notion of who was, or could become, really British.

Rescripting Religion in the City

Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis

Author: Alana Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317065670

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Rescripting Religion in the City explores the role of faith and religious practices as strategies for understanding and negotiating the migratory experience. Leading international scholars draw on case studies of urban settings in the global north and south. Presenting a nuanced understanding of the religious identities of migrants within the 'modern metropolis' this book makes a significant contribution to fields as diverse as twentieth-century immigration history, the sociology of religion and migration studies, as well as historical and urban geography and practical theology.

New Directions in Law and Literature

Author: Elizabeth S. Anker,Bernadette Meyler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190682191

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 1146

After its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, many wondered whether the law and literature movement would retain vitality. This collection of essays, featuring twenty-two prominent scholars from literature departments as well as law schools, showcases the vibrancy of recent work in the field while highlighting its many new directions. New Directions in Law and Literature furnishes an overview of where the field has been, its recent past, and its potential futures. Some of the essays examine the methodological choices that have affected the field; among these are concern for globalization, the integration of approaches from history and political theory, the application of new theoretical models from affect studies and queer theory, and expansion beyond text to performance and the image. Others grapple with particular intersections between law and literature, whether in copyright law, competing visions of alternatives to marriage, or the role of ornament in the law's construction of racialized bodies. The volume is designed to be a course book that is accessible to undergraduates and law students as well as relevant to academics with an interest in law and the humanities. The essays are simultaneously intended to be introductory and addressed to experts in law and literature. More than any other existing book in the field, New Directions furnishes a guide to the most exciting new work in law and literature while also situating that work within more established debates and conversations.

Radical Moves

Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Author: Lara Putnam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838136

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the generations after emancipation, hundreds of thousands of African-descended working-class men and women left their homes in the British Caribbean to seek opportunity abroad: in the goldfields of Venezuela and the cane fields of Cuba, the canal construction in Panama, and the bustling city streets of Brooklyn. But in the 1920s and 1930s, racist nativism and a brutal cascade of antiblack immigration laws swept the hemisphere. Facing borders and barriers as never before, Afro-Caribbean migrants rethought allegiances of race, class, and empire. In Radical Moves, Lara Putnam takes readers from tin-roof tropical dancehalls to the elegant black-owned ballrooms of Jazz Age Harlem to trace the roots of the black-internationalist and anticolonial movements that would remake the twentieth century. From Trinidad to 136th Street, these were years of great dreams and righteous demands. Praying or "jazzing," writing letters to the editor or letters home, Caribbean men and women tried on new ideas about the collective. The popular culture of black internationalism they created--from Marcus Garvey's UNIA to "regge" dances, Rastafarianism, and Joe Louis's worldwide fandom--still echoes in the present.

Literature of the 1950s

Good, Brave Causes

Author: Alice Ferrebe

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865531X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This lively study challenges the myths about apathy and smugness surrounding British literature of the period. It rereads the decade and its literature as crucial in twentieth-century British history for its emergent and increasingly complicated politics

History, Memory and Migration

Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation

Author: Irial Glynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010231

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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By conversing with the main bodies of relevant literature from Migration Studies and Memory Studies, this overview highlights how analysing memories can contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of migrant incorporation. The chapters consider international case studies from Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Freedom of Religion, Minorities, and the Law

Author: Samantha Knights

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199290628

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Over the past fifty years, England has experienced considerable immigration, and as a result, the population has become increasingly religiously and culturally diverse. This plurality has inevitably raised fundamental questions about the individual and group rights and equality and non-discrimination on the one hand, with tolerance and social cohesion on the other. At a practical level the debates range from the issue of wearing religious clothing in schools to demands for the establishment of additional faith schools, through to requests for employment leave to perform religious rites. Underpinning the debate is the issue of how the political and legal system should view diversity, and how it should balance the competing interests of the individual or group against those of state or wider society, employer or educational establishment. The demands of religious groups and individuals have for some time been articulated in the public sphere and in the courts. However, the introduction of greater protection for religious minorities in English Law, including the Human Rights Act 1998, the EC Equality Directives, and the Equality Act 2006 have provided important milestones in this area. This book briefly covers the historical background to issues of religious freedom in England, and analyses the position of religion in the constitution and with regard to the legal framework including the state's obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. It then deals in more detail with specific areas of legal practice including education, employment, immigration, and public law, examining key case law and analysing current problems. The book combines detailed analysis with a clear assessment of the practical and procedural issues which practitioners face.

A South-Asian History of Britain

Four Centuries of Peoples from the Indian Sub-continent

Author: Michael Herbert Fisher

Publisher: Greenwood World Pub


Category: History

Page: 250

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A narrative history of the shifting roles of South-Asian people in Britain as they moved from rare and exotic exceptions to integral components of multi-cultural British society.

Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigentums und des Staats

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954550598

Category: History

Page: 128

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Mit seiner 1892 in der endgültigen Fassung veröffentlichten Schrift zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der menschlichen Gesellschaft gilt Friedrich Engels als unmittelbarer Vorläufer der modernen Wirtschafts- und Staatssoziologie. Zunächst betrachtet der Autor die schrittweise Entwicklung von der barbarischen Urgesellschaft bis zur Durchsetzung der Zivilisation in Gestalt des römischen Reichs. In einem zweiten Schritt parallelisiert Engels diesen Prozess dann mit der Entstehung der verschiedenen Familienformen und der daraus hervorgehenden Vorstellung des Privateigentums.

The Irish in Post-War Britain

Author: Enda Delaney

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: History

Page: 256

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Exploring the neglected history of Britain's largest migrant population, this new major historical study looks at the Irish in Britain after 1945. It reconstructs the histories of the lost generation who left independent Ireland in huge numbers to settle in Britain from the 1940s until the 1960s. Drawing on a wide range of previously neglected materials, Enda Delaney illustrates the complex process of negotiation and renegotiation that was involved in adapting and adjusting to lifein Britain. Less visible than other newcomers, it is widely assumed that the Irish assimilated with relative ease shortly after arrival. The Irish in Post-war Britain challenges this view, and shows that the Irish often perceived themselves to be outsiders, located on the margins of this theiradopted home. Many contemporaries frequently lumped all the Irish together as all being essentially the same, but Delaney argues the experiences of Britain's Irish population after the Second World War were much more diverse than previously assumed, and shaped by social class, geography and gender as well as nationality.This book's original approach demonstrates that any understanding of a migrant group must take account of both elements of the society that they had left, as well as the social landscape of their new country. Proximity ensured that even though these people had left Ireland, home as an imagined sense of place was never far away in the minds of those who had settled in Britain.

The Challenge of Diversity

European Social Democracy Facing Migration, Integration, and Multiculturalism

Author: Forum Scholars for European Social Democracy. Conference,Karl Duffek,Johannes Kandel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783706519106

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 332

View: 9944


Comparative Law in Global Perspective

Essays in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the SOAS Law Department

Author: Ian Edge

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff


Category: Law

Page: 433

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The essays in this volume offer global perspectives on crucial contemporary issues such as economic development, the persistence of customary law, offshore" jurisdictions, family law and succession, land tenure, the forging of national constitutions, human rights violations, and the treatment of ethnic minorities. They portray the laws of Asian and African countries as equal manifestations of legal culture in a shrinking world. Rendering Asian and African legal systems and traditions in an accessible form to a non-Asian and non-African audience, this volume will sharpen the sensitivity of academics and practitioners everywhere. A special classroom adoption price is available. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint."

The British Empire

Themes and Perspectives

Author: Sarah E. Stockwell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405125352

Category: History

Page: 384

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This volume adopts a distinctive thematic approach to the history of British imperialism from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It brings together leading scholars of British imperial history: Tony Ballantyne, John Darwin, Andrew Dilley, Elizabeth Elbourne, Kent Fedorowich, Eliga Gould, Catherine Hall, Stephen Howe, Sarah Stockwell, Andrew Thompson, Stuart Ward, and Jon Wilson. Each contributor offers a personal assessment of the topic at hand, and examines key interpretive debates among historians Addresses many of the core issues that constitute a broad understanding of the British Empire, including the economics of the empire, the empire and religion, and imperial identities

Reader's guide to British history

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: 9781579584269

Category: History

Page: 1620

View: 9950

"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Made holy

Irish women religious at home and abroad

Author: Yvonne McKenna

Publisher: Irish Academic Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Based on their oral testimonies, Made Holy explores the attraction to religious life and experiences therein of over forty Irish nuns. It is a book about identity and an exploration of the ways in which women religious articulate a sense of self. Their accounts provide a means of investigating the disadvantaged position of women in Ireland during a particular period and the decisions some women made in response. Interpreting them as legitimate but overlooked stories of migration, the book probes the wider theme of social change in Ireland and productively explores the interrelationship of gender, religion and diaspora, casting light on Irish culture and its neglected histories. Made Holy engages with several current debates surrounding Irishness, Irish womanhood, diaspora and identity. Informed by a wide variety of methodological approaches and transcultural perspectives it is truly interdisciplinary and makes a significant contribution not only to the study of Irish and Irish women's history but sociology, (Irish) cultural studies, post-colonial studies, feminist theory and women's studies more generally. It will be directly relevant to modern Irish women's history study, Irish sociology courses and courses exploring Irish and general em/im/migration. In addition, because of the methodology employed, it will prove useful to qualitative research methods and oral history courses.

Die Quadratur des Glücks


Author: Rohinton Mistry

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028931

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Als geachteter Patriarch der Familie: so würde Nariman Vakeel in Bombay gern seinem Alter entgegensehen. Aber die Harmonie in seiner Familie ist brüchig. Er lebt bei seinen Stiefkindern, die ihm vorwerfen, ihre verstorbene Mutter nie richtig geliebt zu haben. Als er nach einem Unfall gepflegt werden muss, schieben sie ihn zu seiner Tochter Roxana ab, die mit ihrem Mann Yezad und zwei Kindern in einer engen Wohnung lebt. So sehr Roxana ihren Vater liebt, so sehr auch Yezad und die Kinder versuchen, den alten Mann in ihr Leben aufzunehmen, wird die Situation doch zur Belastung - und die Versuche, das Leben zu bewältigen, haben dramatische Folgen. Yezad wird von dem ganz Bombay ergreifenden Lotteriefieber erfasst und verspielt sein knappes Gehalt, dann will er seinen Chef für eine Lokalpolitikerkarriere begeistern, um so selbst befördert zu werden. Nariman flüchtet sich immer mehr in Erinnerungen an seine erste verbotene Liebe zu der Christin Lucy, und Roxana versucht heimlich eine Versöhnung mit den Stiefgeschwistern zu erreichen. Und dann scheint es, als könne alles gut werden. Meisterhaft erzählt Rohinton Mistry die Geschichte einer Familie, deren Konflikte, Nöte und Stärken für jeden unmittelbar berührend sind. Die Vielfalt Bombays und seiner Einwohner, die kulturellen und religiösen Gegensätze des Landes, bilden den farbigen Hintergrund für Mistrys bewegende Erkundung der menschlichen Natur: über das Altern, den Tod und die Geduld, über die Liebe und die Beharrlichkeit der Hoffnung.

Contemporary British Politics and Government

Author: P. G. Cocker,Alistair Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903499016

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 5614

This book has been revised to reflect developments in politics and government into the start of the 21st century. It incorporates analysis of several contemporary issues such as Europe, ethnic issues and law and order.

Gendered nations

nationalisms and gender order in the long nineteenth century

Author: Ida Blom

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859732649

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 9538

In recent years, nations, nationalism, and the nation-state have enjoyed a resurgence of scholarly interest. The focus on the twentieth century and in particular the post-colonial and post-socialist era, however, has neglected the crucial developmental phase of modern nationalism, when basic patterns were created that were to exert long-term influence on the political culture of nations in and outside Europe. This book examines how gender and nation legitimize and limit the access of individuals and groups to national movements and the resources of nation-state. From problems of inclusion, exclusion and difference, national wars and military systems to national symbols, rituals and myths, contributors present a diverse array of critical perspectives, methodological approaches, and case-studies that are intellectually provocative and will help to guide future research as well as orient it toward international comparison. This book raises new questions about nation and gender and provides an assessment of the state of research in different countries for all those interested in cultural and social history, politics, anthropology and gender studies.