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Military service in Britain

nationality. In 1941, an Aberdonian shop assistant and son of an Italian subject, Amadeo Meconi, volunteered under the government industrial scheme for training war workers but was rejected on account of his father’s nationality. In June 1940, he had also received a visit from police officers who warned him to keep clear of all military objectives, thus effectively prohibiting him from making the visits to the harbour fish market upon which his livelihood depended. As a British subject Meconi objected to being treated as ‘a friendly alien’ and, in protest, failed to submit

in Experiencing war as the ‘enemy other’

varying degrees their cultural and/or linguistic ‘heritage’. However, the following ten interviewees have been ‘singled out’ here because they tend to refer to themselves in a rather ethnicised and, at times, essentialised manner. For example Aicha (twentyeight; trainee care-auxiliary at the Centre de formation Louise Couvé, born in Algeria; Algerian nationality only) sees herself as ‘une Kabyle’. Most of her close friends are kabyle and she admits that she has difficulty establishing close friendships with young people of Algerian Arab origin: I’ve got more friends, I

in Identities, discourses and experiences
Refugee women in Britain and France

improvement in the living conditions of families left behind.6 The number of ‘first-wave’ immigrants entering the UK each year increased rapidly, through various processes of chain migration, from 2000 in 1953 (though this figure only relates to inward migrants from the Caribbean) to 29,850 in 1958 and to 231,300 between January 1961 and June 1962. First wave immigration from the New Commonwealth was driven by a strong economic logic (labour shortages in key sectors of the British economy) and was facilitated by the 1948 British Nationality Act which granted citizens of New

in Refugee women in Britain and France
National identity in The Transporter trilogy

national identity, has varied dramatically over time; borders change, nationalities adapt and the definition of what constitutes a nationality and how society assign people to one country or another changes. Yet, ‘transnationalist’ is a perfect title to assign to Martin as it describes his fictional identity accurately. It is also worth noting that there are no political or

in Crank it up

Its fruits came in the Maastricht Treaty (the Treaty of European Union) of 1992. Article B TEU declared one of the objectives of European Union to be ‘to strengthen the protection of the rights and interests of the nationals of its Member States through the introduction of a citizenship of the Union.’ Article 8 (EC) stated: 1. Citizenship of the Union is hereby established. Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union. 2. Citizens of the Union shall enjoy the rights conferred by this Treaty and shall be subject to the duties

in Supranational Citizenship

”. Naturalization was a solemn exercise, not always but on average, framed as a “new political birth”, in the words of one mid-nineteenth-century U.S. official (Spiro 1997 ). If only because of the perceived impossibility of multiple nationality, naturalization would have been more likely both to reflect and accelerate membership in the adopted national community. The transferred attachment was singular. The naturalized citizen would have had a clear

in Democratic inclusion
The constructions of belonging

, 2007; Holzer, 2011). For the most part, these studies control for educational background and other characteristics, such that immigrants are compared with similarly skilled or qualified native-born workers. In addition to comparing similar workers’ labour market outcomes and thus isolating the effect of nationality, these studies also associate integration with the eventual move to a job and salary consistent with one’s background, regardless of national origin. Although immigrants’ labour market rewards may be inadequate to the qualifications at first, it is argued

in Migrations
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. Denby’s fervent insistence that he was still a true American reveals deep-seated worries about the personal implications of serving the Chinese government and working alongside men of multiple nationalities. His anxieties were shared by many other foreigners in the Customs and were especially acute in the late nineteenth century when nationalist feeling was running high. While the Customs staff was

in Empire careers

owner of Acton’s enormous library, which was later donated to Cambridge University Library. One could go on. This almost short-circuited interconnection of the intellectual elite is a trademark of Victorian Britain. But while it often meant uniformity of purpose at the level of slogans, it did not eradicate intellectual differences or idiosyncrasies. Bryce, Morley and Acton all wrote history with an internationalist taint or purpose, but they did so in different ways. Nationality and empire: Bryce and the search for peace James Bryce has been described as ‘the chief

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
Europe’s colonial embrace

and nationality legislation designed to exclude racialised colony and Commonwealth citizens in the face of the defeat of its empire, European colonial powers came together in the post-war era to create a protectionist bloc to ensure that the spoils of European colonialism remained the domain of white Europeans. In view of this history, it is little surprise that Britain’s European partners have been accommodating of its imperial identity and have not offered a challenge to its exclusion of its former colonial subjects. In spite of this, a common misconception that

in (B)ordering Britain