Imagining the New Britain Book

Imagining the New Britain

  • Author : Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0415931126

Imagining the New Britain Excerpt :

There is a gap between the Britain that most people imagine and the Britain that really is. Myth: The Royal Family, fish and chips, Shakespeare. Reality: multicultural families, curry, Zadie Smith. The New Britain is a multicultural society, where there are more biracial couples than in any other western nation, and where Islam is the fastest-growing religion. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown investigates this new multiculturalism in post-colonial Britain. Drawing on her own experiences, wide research, and over one hundred interviews, Alibhai-Brown offers a fresh look at such topics as racism, imperialism, immigration, and identity politics. Imagining the New Britain offers a startling portrait of the vastly changing face of British citizenship and identity.

The Intercultural City Book
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The Intercultural City

  • Author : Charles Landry
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849773089

The Intercultural City Excerpt :

In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can cooperate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives. Policy is often dominated by mitigating the perceived negative effects of diversity, and little thought is given to how a diversity dividend or increased innovative capacity might be achieved.The Intercultural City, based on numerous case studies worldwide, analyses the links between urban change and cultural diversity. It draws on original research in the US, Europe, Australasia and the UK. It critiques past and current policy and introduces new conceptual frameworks. It provides significant and practical advice for readers, with new insights and tools for practitioners such as the intercultural lens, indicators of openness, urban cultural literacy and ten steps to an Intercultural City.Published with Comedia.

Imagining Britain   s Economic Future  c 1800   1975 Book

Imagining Britain s Economic Future c 1800 1975

  • Author : David Thackeray
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-04-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319712970

Imagining Britain s Economic Future c 1800 1975 Excerpt :

Following the Brexit vote, this book offers a timely historical assessment of the different ways that Britain’s economic future has been imagined and how British ideas have influenced global debates about market relationships over the past two centuries. The 2016 EU referendum hinged to a substantial degree on how competing visions of the UK should engage with foreign markets, which in turn were shaped by competing understandings of Britain’s economic past. The book considers the following inter-related questions: - What roles does economic imagination play in shaping people’s behaviour and how far can insights from behavioural economics be applied to historical issues of market selection? - How useful is the concept of the ‘official mind’ for explaining the development of market relationships? - What has been the relationship between expanding communications and the development of markets? - How and why have certain regions or groupings (e.g. the Commonwealth) been ‘unimagined’- losing their status as promising markets for the future?

Who Do We Think We Are  Book

Who Do We Think We Are

  • Author : Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin Hardcover
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Ethnic groups
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0140255982

Who Do We Think We Are Excerpt :

This work concentrates on British Blacks and Asians who have a shared history both as children of the ex-empire and as participants in the post-war re-building of Britain. Part of the purpose of this work is to reveal hidden lives to the rest of society. It also weaves the views of non-white Britons into the major debates of our time and challenges assumptions that are made about lifestyles and practices of minority groups. It looks at progress, modernity and tradition. Key themes to be explored through a female perspective include family, religion, politics, culture, sexuality, race and gender and economic status. The aim is to reflect and analyze the changes and the enduring values within the communities and to describe their reactions to the political, social and economic landscape of Britain.

Britain Since 1945 Book

Britain Since 1945

  • Author : Jonathan Hollowell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470758175

Britain Since 1945 Excerpt :

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain's development since the end of the Second World War. It comprises 23 contributions from leading authorities and newer scholars, set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz. A comprehensive and fascinating introduction to Britain from the end of the Second World War Draws together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators The chapters are set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz Covers topics such as foreigh policy, political parties, the media, race relations, women and social change, science and IT, culture, industrial relations, the welfare state, and political and economic issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Youth  Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion Book

Youth Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion

  • Author : Paul Thomas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230302242

Youth Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion Excerpt :

This book discusses the meaning and practice of British community cohesion policies, youth identities in racially-tense areas and the British government's attempts to 'prevent violent extremism' amongst young Muslims.

The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain Book

The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain

  • Author : Paul R. Deslandes
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226771618

The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain Excerpt :

"In The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain, Paul Deslandes offers the definitive account of how notions of male beauty changed in Britain over the past few centuries. With both fluid prose and 120 carefully selected images, Deslandes traces the sustained and culturally significant, masculine engagement with beauty culture in Britain from the nineteenth century to the present, including considerations of advertising, health, pornography, psychology, sport, and celebrity culture. Deslandes's account chronicles the ebb and flow of certain beauty standards in British male culture, illustrating the slow rise of the cult of youth, the growth of muscularity as both a masculine attribute and a marker of attractiveness, and the falling in and out of fashion of hirsuteness and hairlessness. Along the way, he links discussions of youth, fitness, and beauty to growing concerns about race and empire and fears about degeneracy. With respect to the postwar world, he also highlights the ways expressing what one found attractive became central to the development of modern sexual subjectivities, especially as distinctive gay and heterosexual identities coalesced in British culture. This book shows not only how notions of beauty changed, but also how the British came to understand themselves as a visual people and as sophisticated consumers of theatrical and cinematographic images, photographs, and advertisements"--

Multicultural Politics Book

Multicultural Politics

  • Author : Tariq Modood
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0816644888

Multicultural Politics Excerpt :

Examines the modern problem of religious identity and cultural racism.

British Historical Cinema Book

British Historical Cinema

  • Author : Claire Monk
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 0415238102

British Historical Cinema Excerpt :

From Elizabeth to Carry On Up The Khyber, and from the heritage-film debate to issues of authenticity and questions of genre, British Historical Cinema explores the ways in which British films have represented the past on screen.

Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature Book

Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

  • Author : Dave Gunning
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781388181

Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature Excerpt :

A detailed working through of the impact of the political theory and practise of contemporary antiracism in Britain in a selection of novels by black British and British Asian writers.

Global and Local Art Histories Book

Global and Local Art Histories

  • Author : Celina Jeffery
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-26
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443807302

Global and Local Art Histories Excerpt :

There are now many books on postcolonial theory, yet relatively few of them gather together sustained, dynamic and insightful analyses of visuality, art and art history outside of hegemonic Euro-American themes and concerns. Global and Local Art Histories explores what it means to have a global and local experience of art. The 15 essays published here suggest ways of interpreting works of art from a broad range of cultural perspectives, many of them transcultural. Here are voices contesting concepts of history and culture, evaluating and exploring global and local identities in a changing world. Because of the variety of different approaches and cultural perspectives that Global and Local Art Histories brings together, the book presents a unique opportunity to question what we mean by that dangerously globalising category: “the work of art” and “art history” exploring “g-local” approaches that challenge such falsely universalising rubrics.

British Indian Adult Children of Divorce Book

British Indian Adult Children of Divorce

  • Author : Chaitali Das
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409408253

British Indian Adult Children of Divorce Excerpt :

This is the first book to analyze the experiences of British-Indian adult children of divorce and contextualize their experiences within the larger multi-cultural polity of the UK. It also discusses the value and implications of understanding the divorce phenomenon and how it is experienced within this community to present insights into what multi-cultural social work and knowledge can mean. This can also enhance support provision for all children and enable better coping of family transitions by acknowledging their specific contexts and needs.

Fashion  Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives Book

Fashion Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives

  • Author : Noemí Pereira-Ares
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319613970

Fashion Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives Excerpt :

This book is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the eighteenth century to the new millennium, from early travel account by South Asian writers to contemporary British-Asian fictions. Besides sartorial readings of other key authors and texts, the book provides an in-depth exploration of Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man (1972), Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003).This work examines what an analysis of dress contributes to the interpretation of the featured texts, their contexts and identity politics, but it also considers what literature has added to past and present discussions on the South Asian dressed body in Br itain. Endowed with an interdisciplinary emphasis, the book is of interest to students and academics in a variety of fields, including literary criticism, socio-cultural studies and fashion theory.

Talawa Theatre Company Book

Talawa Theatre Company

  • Author : David Vivian Johnson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350107960

Talawa Theatre Company Excerpt :

This book discusses the theatrical history of Talawa, the work of Dr Yvonne Brewster OBE, her contribution to the genre of contemporary black British theatre generally, and her founding and subsequent directing of Talawa from 1986 to 2001. The analysis details how Brewster's theatre helped forge a black British identity in Britain, both on and off the British stage, through its strategic presentation of black language and culture in performance. Following explanations of definitions and sociolinguistic methodology in Chapter One: Voicing an Identity, Talawa's theatrical roots are shown in Chapter Two: Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder, to have begun in Africa, developed in Jamaica and further progressed by British Caribbean post war artists in Britain. In Chapter Three: A Stanger in Non-Paradise, Brewster's early life, her significant contribution to contemporary black British theatre, her founding of Talawa and the company's three year residency in the West End are discussed. Talawa's work is then explored by genre as follows; Chapter Four: The Island Plays highlights Talawa's Caribbean productions. These are; An Echo In The Bone, Maskarade, The Black Jacobins, The Dragon Can't Dance, The Lion and Beef No Chicken. In Chapter Five: The Black South, Talawa's American productions; The Love Space Demands, From The Mississippi Delta and Flyin' West point to the relevance of African American work to Talawa's audience. Chapter Six: Stay in Your Box illustrates Brewster's ground breaking work in the British classical genre. The productions discussed are; Anthony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Importance of Being Earnest and Othello. The book ends with Chapter Seven: Don't Tell Massa. Brewster and her work at Talawa are summed up, followed by an insight into her final attempt to secure a permanent home for black theatre in Britain.

Diane Abbott Book

Diane Abbott

  • Author : Robin Bunce
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785906275

Diane Abbott Excerpt :

More than three decades after her election to Parliament, Diane Abbott is still racking up firsts. The first black woman elected to Parliament, she also recently became the first black person to represent their party at PMQs. Based on interviews with her colleagues, her political opponents and friends from school and university, as well as extensive archival research, Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography traces Abbott’s path from London, via Cambridge University, through the media and radical politics into Parliament, and then to the top of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet.