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"This timely book addresses the frequently overlooked issue of rural racism, providing a comprehensive overview of what is a multi-faceted and hitherto under-researched problem. Popular constructions of rurality have perpetuated imagery of idyllic, problem-free environments that have largely masked the process of 'othering' that works to marginalise particular groups from mainstream rural society. For minority ethnic communities this 'othering process' can be tinged with racist harassment, hate and violence that can have serious implications for
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Rural Racism

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Overview

"This timely book addresses the frequently overlooked issue of rural racism, providing a comprehensive overview of what is a multi-faceted and hitherto under-researched problem. Popular constructions of rurality have perpetuated imagery of idyllic, problem-free environments that have largely masked the process of 'othering' that works to marginalise particular groups from mainstream rural society. For minority ethnic communities this 'othering process' can be tinged with racist harassment, hate and violence that can have serious implications for their sense of belonging in the rural." The book will appeal to a wide audience of academics, students and practitioners with an interest in contemporary debates surrounding racism, rurality, identity and community.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134022823
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 341 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction : justifying the study of racism in the rural 1
1 Rurality and racialised others : out of place in the countryside? 17
2 John O'Groats to land's end : racial equality in rural Britain? 36
3 Outsiders within : the reality of rural racism 63
4 Unravelling a stereotype : the lived experience of black and minority ethnic people in rural Wales 85
5 Cultures of hate in the urban and the rural : assessing the impact of extremist organisations 108
6 Another country? : community, belonging and exclusion in rural England 122
7 Supporting victims of rural racism : learning lessons from a dedicated racial harassment project 143
8 Challenging rural racism through education 161
9 Responding to rural racism : delivering local services 176
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