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in post war Britain?
do you have to write and what's it for?
'what is the relationship?'
3000 words, sociology essay, though it seems like it's going to be a politics essay. Just if anyone has any obvious thoughts.....
These are only stubs but might be useful as a starting point
a couple of weeks, but i have a pile of books and a blank page, just trying to get some idea of what i should be looking for. Efficient researching is my middle name
try looking for stuff that analyses how things move on a local level rather than trying to shove a big overview of the national change over 50-60 years
but I'm no expert on this subject
points of reference are going to be:
Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech.
The effect of black and asian culture on fashion, music and pretty much everything else.
The rise and fall of the National Front and Rock Against Racism.
Nick "I'm an evil cunt" Griffen and the BNP.
blah, blah, blah...
Is that enough, d'you think?
they'll need some more blahs...
threads of quality today.
much/little you already know about this (so don't want to patronise you) but things like the Notting Hill race riots in 1958 are sort of landmark events (and Oswald Mosely used them as an attempt to re-enter politics in GB, thus tying in nicely with some pre-war extreme right-ism...)
lecture on it, so i know the major events, more trying to tie them all in together
NB - I am actually reading a lot, not just relying on this thread
this issue to enter mainstream politics?
that mainstream politics (or populist politics at least) stole the anti-immigration platform from the right
.. one party promised to manage migration with arbitrary targets. the other two, like morons, promised to set up committees to marry immigration to economic need.
As someone from a Scandinavian country, i'd be curious to know your take on the relationship between multiculturalism and a generous welfare state (http://www.guardian.co.uk/race/story/0,11374,1154684,00.html )
but i think it has also been mentioned about how the far right is thrown into the mainstream by the media (front page BNP stories etc), i'm a bit confused really. There seem to be a number of ways i can tackle it
they have fuck all else to say.
cos they wouldn't have a clue about public policy or how to coordinate an entire nation's budget, would they?
absolutely needs loads more immigrants. And we have to get better at managing the social dislocations caused by mass immigration. But denying that they exist is really unhelpful.
1.economy crumbles cos of tory PFI policies and manufacturing industry going to cheaper countries. small businesses die out so people have less money and job satisfaction.
2.people watch more and more tv and get bored of their lives
3.government can't cheer people up so they tacitly blame immigrants
4.people love blaming immigrants cos they look funny so they lap it up
5.people vote for the government who will be meanest to immigrants
6.this doesn't make them feel any better