Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham

Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham

by Jon Bloomfield

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'Indispensable . . . Speaks of hope and courage' Observer

Race and migration are the most prominent and divisive issues in British politics today.

As Brexit and the dangers of Islamist extremism are being used to reassert a closed British identity, these stories – of fifty migrants, first and second generations; men and women; from thirteen different countries from Ireland to India, Pakistan to Poland, the Caribbean to Somalia – highlight the variety of migrant experience and offer an antidote to the fear-mongering of the tabloid press.

This positive story of integration is all too rarely told, and it offers a firm defence of the principles of equality and increased diversity. Our City shows why mixed, open societies are the way forward for twenty-first-century cities, and how migrants help modern Britain not only survive but prosper. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783527182
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 920 KB

About the Author

Jon Bloomfield is a historian and an urban policy specialist. He is currently an advisor to the EU’s largest climate change initiative, Climate KIC, and for over a decade has been an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, having previously worked for Coventry and Birmingham City Councils. He lives in Birmingham. @jonbloomfield2

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