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Seminar 3

Seminar 3: Race, Religion and Family Life Throughout the period since 1860 new emigrant groups have been arriving in Britain, the in the second have of the nineteenth century, Jews in the decades surrounding the end of the nineteenth century, New Commonwealth immigrants after World War Two, East Europeans at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In this seminar we will examine the reception of these groups, the role of religion, and the different patterns of family and community life they have experienced. Seminar/Essay Questions:
  1. Has race or religion been the most important determinant in the family life of immigrant groups to Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries?
  2. Contrast the attitudes and experiences of family life within at least two ethnic minority groups?
  3. How far can contrasts in the experience of immigrant groups be ascribed to their different community and family structure?
Seminar Reading: P.M. Garrett, ‘No Irish Need Apply’, British Journal of Social Work 32 (2002), 477-494.

H. Kureshi, ‘London and Karachi’, in R. Samuel, Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British National Identity, II: Minorities and Outsiders (1989) 270-288. L. Marks, ‘“The Luckless Waifs and Strays of Humanity”: Irish and Jewish Immigrant Unwed Mothers in London, 1870-1939’ Twentieth Century British History 3 (1992) 113-137. T. Reynolds, ‘Family and Community Networks in the Re(Making of Ethnic Identity of Caribbean Young People in Britain’ Journal of Community, Work and Family 9 (2006) 273-290. L. Vaughan, ‘Jewish Immigrant Settlement Patterns in Manchester and Leeds 1881’ Urban Studies 43 (2006) 653-671. Additional Reading: C. Alexander, The Art of Being Black (1996). K. Burrell and P. Panayi, Histories and Memories: Migrants and Their History in Britain (2006). R. Ballard (ed.), Desh Pardesh: the South Asian Presence in Britain (1994) G. Dench, K. Gavron, and M. Young, The New East End: Kinship, Race and Conflict (2005). D. Feldman, Englishmen and Jews (1994).

S. Fielding, ‘A Separate Culture?: Irish Catholics in Working Class Manchester and Salford, c. 1890-1939’, in A. Davies and S. Fielding, Workers Worlds: Cultures and Communities in Manchester and Salford, 1890-1939 (1992).

S. Fielding, Class and Ethnicity: Irish Catholics in England 1880–1939 (1993). M.J. Hickman, Religion, Class and Identity (1995). C. Holmes, John Bull’s Island: Immigration and British Society 1871–1971 (1988). C. Lloyd, The Irish Community in Britain (1995). C. Midgley, ‘Ethnicity, “Race” and Empire’, in J. Purvis, Women’s History (1995). H. Mirza (ed.), Black British Feminism (1997). P. Panayi, Immigration, Ethnicity and Racism in Britain, 1815–1945 (1994). B. Parekh, The Future of Multi-cultural Britain (2000). C. Peach (ed.), Ethnicity in the 1991 Census. Vol.2. The Ethnic Minority Populations of Great Britain (1996). M. and T. Phillips, Windrush (1998). J. Rex and S. Tomlinson, Colonial Immigrants in a British City (1979). T. Reynolds, Caribbean Mothering: Identity and Childrearing in the UK (2005). R. Roberts, The Classic Slum (1971). R. Samuel, Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British National Identity, 3 vols (1989). S. Selvin, The Lonely Londoners (1956). A. Shaw, Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain (1988). B. Tizard and A. Phoenix, Black, White or Mixed Race: Race and Racism in the Lives of Young People of Mixed Parentage? (1993). S. Vertovec and C. Peach (eds.), Islam in Europe; The Politics of Religion and Community (1997). W. Webster, Imagining Home: Gender, ‘Race’ and National Identity (1998). W. Webster, ‘Race, Ethnicity and National Identity’ in I. Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Women in Twentieth-Century Britain (2001). J. White, Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block (1980). J. White, London in the Twentieth Century (2001). S.C. Williams, Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c 1880-1939 (1999).