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Travellers in Britain in the twentieth century
Author: Becky Taylor

This book is a history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century, drawing together detailed archival research at local and national levels to explore the impact of state and legislative developments on Travellers, as well as their experience of missions, education, war and welfare. It also covers legal developments affecting Travellers, whose history, it argues, must not be dealt with in isolation but as part of a wider history of British minorities. The book will be of interest to scholars and students concerned with minority groups, the welfare state and the expansion of government.

In the hyphen of the nation-state
Author: Shailja Sharma

The book analyses why religious and racial minorities in Britain and France are unable to integrate into the nation-state. By examining their religious and cultural integration as well as their postcolonial status, I make the argument that historical attitudes towards postcolonial minorities make it very hard for them to be integrated into national life even as they become legal citizens.

Timothy Noël Peacock

1 Myths, methods and minorities New perspectives [On 7 February 1978, Prime Minister James Callaghan] said that it was quite conceivable the outcome of the election would, as he had indicated to Mr Steel, be a close run thing with the Tories being the largest party without an overall majority […] he would resign in those circumstances […] in his judgement Mrs Thatcher would certainly try to remain as Prime Minister for as long as possible, even if only for a fortnight – he would do the same in her shoes.1 This previously classified Labour Government minute

in The British tradition of minority government

Introduction Romani minorities belong to Europe's most visible minorities (Szalai and Schiff, 2014 ). In legal discourses, the concept of ‘visible minorities’ was associated with non-white migrants in settler states. For example, the Canadian Employment Equity Act ( 1995 ) defined members of visible minorities as ‘persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour’. Yet Romani minorities have been visible not only as migrants, but also as traditional minorities in their countries

in The Fringes of Citizenship
The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany
Author: Sarah Hackett

This book is a study of two post-war Muslim ethnic minority communities that have been overwhelmingly neglected in the academic literature and public debate on migration to Britain and Germany: those of Newcastle upon Tyne and Bremen. In what is the first work to offer a comparative assessment of Muslim migrant populations at a local level between these two countries, it provides an examination of everyday immigrant experiences and a reassessment of ethnic minority integration on a European scale. It traces the development of Muslim migrants from their arrival to and settlement in these post-industrial societies through to their emergence as fixed attributes on their cities’ landscapes. Through its focus on the employment, housing and education sectors, this study exposes the role played by ethnic minority aspirations and self-determination. Other themes that run throughout include the long-term effects of Britain and Germany’s overarching post-war immigration frameworks; the convergence between local policies and Muslim ethnic minority behaviour in both cities; and the extent to which Islam, the size of migrant communities, and regional identity influence the integration process. The arguments and debates addressed are not only pertinent to Newcastle and Bremen, but have a nation- and Europe-wide relevance, with the conclusions transgressing the immediate field of historical studies. This book is essential reading for academics and students alike with an interest in migration studies, modern Britain and Germany, and the place of Islam in contemporary Europe.

Shailja Sharma

2 Postcolonial minorities and securitization Introduction Public attitudes towards minorities, especially Muslim minorities, in Britain and France have changed rapidly since the events of 2001 and 2007. Groups that were defined as “immigrants” or by their country of origin – Pakistan, India, etc. – have been collapsed under a cultural–religious nomenclature of Islamic or Muslim, while no such categories have been created for Hindus or Christians. Hyphenated generational identities have lost their nuanced status. While the larger argument of this book explains

in Postcolonial minorities in Britain and France
Alison K. McHardy

suitable ministers managed them. There were deputed as custodians of this money two citizens of London, William Walworth and John Philpot. 17 13. Appointment of the Council of Nine during the meeting of parliament Despite Richard’s youth no formal minority was established. Instead, the pretence was made that the king was ruling in person, and a series of councils was

in The reign of Richard II
Psychogenetic counselling at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1955–1969
Marion Andrea Schmidt

under psychiatric geneticist Franz Kallmann explored these questions at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) Department of Medical Genetics. Their mental health project for deaf people established genetic and mental health care services that – for the first time in the US – considered deaf people a social minority who should receive care in their own, native sign language. Today, such health care services that consider the specific needs of linguistic or cultural minorities are relatively common in the US. Fifty years ago, however, this was a novelty

in Eradicating deafness?
Rhiannon Vickers

Vic04 10/15/03 2:10 PM Page 80 Chapter 4 The Labour minority governments The Labour Party saw an improvement in its electoral fortunes in the immediate post-war period. At the 1918 election Labour gained 22 per cent of the vote, a tremendous increase from 7 per cent at the last election held in 1910.1 During the war both the trade union and the Labour Party membership had doubled, and working-class militancy had increased in the first few years of peace.2 With the concomitant increase in class-consciousness, the working class now identified far more

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
Total infringement of citizenship

to End Statelessness was published, the UNHCR issued a report that estimated that 75 per cent of stateless people belonged to minority groups (UNHCR, 2017c ). Among the minority groups vulnerable to statelessness that the report specifically highlighted was Roma in North Macedonia, currently an EU candidate country which was established after the disintegration of Socialist Yugoslavia. Whilst portraying statelessness as a global problem, the report ended with examples of statelessness from countries on the outer edge of the EU, which could suggest that minorities

in The Fringes of Citizenship