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Author Briggs, Daniel
Title Culture and immigration in context [electronic resource] : an ethnography of Romanian migrant workers in London / Daniel Briggs, Dorina Dobre
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Pivot, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 134 p
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Epublication based on: 9781137380609, 2014
1. Being Romanian in London 2. A Short History of Migration to the UK: From Post War to New Labour 3. Politics and Immigration in Context: Some theoretical notes 4. 'The slaves of Europe': The Economic Realities of Life in London for Romanians 5. Cultural Confusion and the Confusion of Culture: 'Roma', Romanians and the Exposure to Consumer to Culture 6. From Communism to 'democracy': Political Disintegration, Globalization and the Mass Exodus from the Motherland 7. Discussion: Towards a socio-politico-subjective appreciation of immigration
Based on ethnographic data, this revealing study presents a humane and realistic account of Romanian economic migrants and their life in the UK, providing a more balanced picture of the way new immigrant groups are depicted and popularly perceived. In recent years, increased political attention has been drawn to the issue of immigration to the UK. For some, their motives to be in the UK are associated with 'organised crime' networks, begging and claiming various welfare benefits. In contrast to the belief that migrants are a 'risk' to British society and have put significant pressure on the British health and social system, Briggs and Dobre debunk these thin accusations to provide a more humane and realistic account of Romanian economic migrants and their life in the UK. Their focus is to place immigration in its historical and political economic context by examining the cultural and structural barriers which the Romanian labour force face when they come to work in London. Culture and Immigration in Context acts as a critique to the dominant, economic-modelled field of migrant studies by offering an ethnographic lens which is social, political and subjective in its vista to reveal the lived experience of Romanian migrant workers in Britain who have left the debt and corruption of their home life in the hope of finding something better in Britain
Daniel Briggs is Professor of Criminology at the Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain. Dorina Dobre is a Research Assistant at the University of East London, UK and is also a researcher for the local government in London
Subject Immigrants -- History -- 21st century -- Great Britain
Romanians -- England -- London
Migration, immigration & emigration. bicssc
Social discrimination & inequality. bicssc
Social groups. bicssc
Society. ukslc
Sociology: work & labour. bicssc
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects -- 21st century
Alt Author Dobre, Dorina
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