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Race Relations in Britain Since 1945

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  • Concise and assessable historical introduction to the highly charged and controversial history of race relations in postwar Britain
    Contains a critical analysis of the historiographical debates

Part of the Social History in Perspective book series (SHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Harry Goulbourne
    Pages 1-24
  3. Harry Goulbourne
    Pages 25-49
  4. Harry Goulbourne
    Pages 50-74
  5. Harry Goulbourne
    Pages 100-122
  6. Harry Goulbourne
    Pages 146-154
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 155-189

About this book


Race Relations in Britain since 1945 provides a critical overview of the origins, development and present state of race relations in Britain. Highly contentious, the field of race relations is closely related to a number of issues which are regarded to be at the very heart of contemporary British life. Professor Goulbourne draws on a variety of historical, sociological, anthropological and political analyses to construct and advance a convincing and persuasive argument about differential incorporation into British society or inequality based on colour in the imperial and colonial era as well as the contemporary period.


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About the authors

HARRY GOULBOURNE is Professor of Sociology at South Bank University, London.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Race Relations in Britain Since 1945
  • Authors Harry Goulbourne
  • Series Title Social History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62114-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62115-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26962-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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