TITLE

The Racialization of British Politics

AUTHOR(S)
Miles, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
Political Studies;Jun90, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The idea of ‘race’ was an important part of the post-1945 political and ideological context within which migration from the New Commonwealth began. This is demonstrated by an analysis of an important policy document which provides a foundation upon which to evaluate the character and significance of racism in the subsequent political process. This evaluation contrasts and comments upon rival accounts of the impact of racism offered by writers who have analysed official government files from the period. The paper concludes by arguing against a conception of racism which presumes that it is a constant and unchanging ideological bloc within the British political process.
ACCESSION #
21482909

 

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