Multiculturalism in Practice: Irish, Jewish, Italian and Pakistani Migration to Scotland

1st Edition

Suzanne Audrey

Published October 27, 2017
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9781138737839 - CAT# Y327291
Series: Routledge Revivals


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This title was first published in 2000. Patterns of racism and disadvantage vary throughout Britain, yet most British research continues to focus on data from England and Wales. This Scottish study allows distinctions to emerge which contribute to our understanding of the complex processes of discrimination and integration. Looking first at the history of Irish, Jewish and Italian migration to Scotland, attention is then focused on the Pakistani population. Whilst acknowledging the persistence of racism, the author uses original quantitative and qualitative data to examine the ways in which immigrants and their descendants assert their priorities. The book questions whether focusing on minority ethnic groups as victims of racism is the most effective strategy in undermining exclusionary practices.

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