Introduction: Framing difference: racial and ethnic studies in twentyfirst-century Britain

Alexander, Claire and Alleyne, Brian. 2002. Introduction: Framing difference: racial and ethnic studies in twentyfirst-century Britain. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 25(4), pp. 541-551. ISSN 0141-9870 [Article]

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The events in Britain since the beginning of the new millennium starkly and dramatically reflect the continued salience of racial and ethnic difference. In media, political and academic discourse, the struggles over nationhood and multiculturalism, the duties of citizenship and the right to cultural expression, similarity and difference have been played out against global and national backdrops, and across many local stages. The articles in this volume aim to explore the contours of this changing terrain, and suggest new avenues for research and theorization. They are primarily an engagement with British debates and events, but seek to place these within a broader global and diasporic context. The aim of this introductory article is to sketch the background to the events that surround the production of these articles, to outline a broad conceptual overview of the current academic debates and to explore the links between each contribution.

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