Imagining the New Britain

Imagining the New Britain

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Drawing on her own experiences, wide research and over one hundred interviews, Alibhai-Brown offers a fresh look at such topics as racism, imperialism, immigration and identity politics. Imagining the New Britain offers a startling portrait of the vastly changing face of British citizenship and identity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.53mm | 454g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Routledge Pbk.
  • 0415931126
  • 9780415931120

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There is a gap between the Britain that most people imagine and the Britain that really is. Myth: The Royal Family, fish and chips, Shakespeare. Reality: multicultural families, curry, Zadie Smith. The New Britain is a multicultural society, where there are more biracial couples than in any other western nation, and where Islam is the fastest-growing religion. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown investigates this new multiculturalism in post-colonial Britain. Drawing on her own experiences, wide research, and over one hundred interviews, Alibhai-Brown offers a fresh look at such topics as racism, imperialism, immigration, and identity politics. Imagining the New Britain offers a startling portrait of the vastly changing face of British citizenship and identity.
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Table of contents

Introduction
The Context: Gales of Change
Long in the Root
Rebranding Britain and the Weeds of Multiculturalism
And So to Now
Distorted Mirrors
Learning Not to Know
Ain't I a Woman?
Me, Myself, I and Mine
And It Does Not End Here
Notes
Index
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Review quote

"This is a painful, wise and thoughtful book by a fine writer....Alibhai-Brown is totally opposed to injustice and wedded to the ideal of multicultural identity, yet her argument is complex."
-"The Independent (London)
"Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is the leading female commentator in the British media...She is a first, highly articulate draft of a new kind of Briton."
-"The Observer (London)
"A significant contribution to the conversation about the "new" Britain.."
-"Times Literary Supplement
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About Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a leading British cultural critic, wirtes a weekly column in The Independent and publishes regularly in The Guardian, New Statesman, and The Observer. Her previous books include The Colour of Love and No Place Like Home.
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