Stories from a migrant city: living and working together in the shadow of Brexit

Rogaly, Ben (2020) Stories from a migrant city: living and working together in the shadow of Brexit. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526131744

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Abstract

Nationalists and nativists often blame the figure of the immigrant 'other' for society's ills, contrasting this with the 'local' or 'native' whose livelihood and way of life are seen as under threat from immigration. Being at ease with difference is seen as the worldview of a cosmopolitan elite.
Stories from a migrant city argues for an urgent transformation of how such terms are understood and deployed. Drawing on eight years of research in an English provincial city and a biographical approach to oral history, this book challenges the ways in which people have come to be seen as 'migrants' or 'locals' and understood to have opposing interests. Non-elite cosmopolitanism is shown to be alive and well, in spite of racism, the legacies of empire and the devastating effects of four decades of neoliberalism.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: migration, England, class, racism, Peterborough, work
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: Ben Rogaly
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 10:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84921
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