Sleepwalking to segregation challenging myths about race and migration

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Sleepwalking to segregation?: Challenging myths about race and migration by Nissa Finney

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 in 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. The authors argue that the myths of race and migration are the real threat to an integrated society and recommend that focus should return to problems of inequality and prejudice.
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Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson. Sociology: Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. University of Chicago Press: E. About Contact News Giving to the Press.

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Recommend to library. North and South American customers click here. 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 in 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.

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The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. A crucial book questioning dominant ideas about race, ethnicity and segregation deserves to be widely read. Claims about the growing impact of segregation have permeated policy-making to such an extent within the UK that they have visibly impacted upon a wide range of criminal justice, social policy, education, and anti-terrorism strategies. They are central to the concrete shifts towards a race relations agenda of community cohesion, put in place after urban disorders in the North of England in and the subsequent development of this agenda following terrorist attacks in London in Given the practical significance of such ideas and the very real impact they have, it is of particular importance to analyse the basis upon which their claims to knowledge emerge. A central premise of the text is that many of the dominant claims about race, ethnicity, and immigration are myths. As such, this book has two primary aims which focus firstly on challenging these ideas; and second on exploring the manner in which they gain currency in contemporary thought.

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  1. This book explores contemporary claims about race and migration, combining an overview of the subject with new research.

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