Introduction: British migration: privilege, diversity and vulnerability

Leonard, Pauline and Walsh, Katie (2018) Introduction: British migration: privilege, diversity and vulnerability. In: British migration: privilege, diversity and vulnerability. Routledge. ISBN 9781138690332

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British migration is significant, with the numbers of British nationals resident outside of the United Kingdom (UK) estimated to be the equivalent of one in every ten Britons. Research has already established that individual ‘British communities’ in various locations across the globe are internally diverse yet share certain similarities. This collection allows us to deepen this analysis across geographically, politically and socially distinctive research sites. We ask: What is the shape and significance of contemporary British migration? Who are today’s British migrants? How might we understand their everyday lives? What can we learn about Britishness from examining how it unfolds beyond Britain? And, in the context of global and national debates about the nature of citizenships, the ‘Brexit’ vote and debates surrounding mobility and freedom of movement, national, racial and ethnic boundaries, what can we learn about the contemporary British in relation to historical privileges, international relations and senses of national identity

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Depositing User: Katie Walsh
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 17:25
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