'Sleepwalking to Segregation'?: Challenging Myths About Race and Migration (BOK)

Nissa Finney, Ludi Simpson

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Is Britain really under threat from ethnic diversity? Is the social fabric crumbling as we sleepwalk to segregation? In the context of renewed debates about diversity and cohesion, this book interrogates contemporary claims about race and migration. It demonstrates that many of the claims are myths, presenting evidence in support of and opposition to them in an accessible yet academically rigorous manner.The book combines an easy-to-read overview of the subject with innovative new research. It tackles head-on questions about levels of immigration, the contribution of immigrants, minority self-segregation, ghettoisation and the future diversity of the population. It poses a direct challenge to the arguments of commentators such as MigrationWatchUK and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. The authors argue that the myths of race and migration are the real threat to an integrated society. They propose that diversity and mobility are expected and benign, and recommend that focus should return to problems of inequality and prejudice.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Ludi Simpson, Nissa Finney Forlag
Policy Press
ISBN 9781847420077 Antall sider 224
Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 21,6cm x 1,4cm Vekt 381 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Social issues & processes, Ethnic studies