‘Sleepwalking to segregation’? Challenging myths about race and migration

Nissa Finney, Ludi Simpson

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In the context of renewed debates about diversity and cohesion, this book interrogates contemporary claims about race and migration. It demonstrates that many of the claims are myths, presenting evidence in support of and in opposition to them in an accessible yet academically rigorous manner. The book combines an easy-to-read overview of the subject with innovative new research. It tackles head-on questions about levels of immigration, the contribution of immigrants, minority self-segregation, ghettoisation and the future diversity of the population. The authors argue that the myths of race and migration are the real threat to an integrated society and recommend that focus should return to problems of inequality and prejudice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication'Sleepwalking to Segregation'?
Subtitle of host publicationChallenging Myths about Race and Migration
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9781847424419
ISBN (Print)9781847420084
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


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