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The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

Arun Kundnani

The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

Arun Kundnani

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 4.52756 x 7.08661 | © 2007
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745326450 Published September 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745326467 Published September 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Is Britain becoming a more racist society? Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage racism.

Exacerbated by the attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, Kundnani argues that a new form of racism is emerging that is based on a systematic failure to understand the causes of forced migration, global terrorism and social segregation. The result is a climate of hatred, especially against Muslims and asylum seekers, and the erosion of the human rights of those whose cultures and values are perceived as 'alien'. 

Communities are more divided than ever. Yet the government presses ahead with flawed immigration and 'integration' policies and anti-terrorist legislation that creates further resentment, alienation and criminalisation. Behind it all lies a refusal to grasp the ways in which the world has been changed by neoliberal globalisation.

What can be done? This timely and precise analysis is a useful account of why racism is now thriving -- and what can be done to stop it. It will be of interest to anyone who is appalled by the current state of race relations in Britain and it should be required reading for all policy-makers.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword by A. Sivanandan
Introduction
1 Echoes of empire
2 From dependency to displacement
3 Seeds of segregation
4 We are here because you are there
5 Asylum and the welfare state
6 The dialectics of terror
7 The Halabja generation
8 Integrationism: the politics of anti-Muslim racism
9 Migration and the market-state
10 Here to stay
11 The new Leviathan
12 Community: theirs and ours
Notes to the text
Index
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