Routledge Revivals: Colour, Culture, and Consciousness (1974): Immigrant Intellectuals in Britain

1st Edition

Bhikhu Parekh

Routledge
Published December 19, 2017
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781138576100 - CAT# Y382705
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1974, this book gives a detailed and thoughtful examination on immigration in Britain, specifying the experiences of non-white intellectuals. In the first section – Viewpoint – each contributor, who was born and raised outside Britain, articulates and analyses the tensions generated by the conflict between his own native culture and that dominant in Britain, and the way in which, and the degree to which, he has coped with them. Each contributor observes English culture, elucidating its distinctive characteristics, and analysing the extent to which he feels sympathetic to them. In the second section – Response – distinguished philosophers, sociologists, and students of English character respond to the problems raised by immigrant intellectuals in their essays. This book is indispensable to everyone interested in creating a peaceful and culturally rich society in Britain.

 

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