''We are here because you were there': Immigrants’ Responses to the Rise of Anti-Immigrant Discourses in Britain'

Type Lectures & Talks
When 30 Oct 2014, 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Venue College Court, University of Leicester
Open To Public
Ticket Price BSA member £40 BSA member student £30 BSA non-member £50 BSA non-member student £35 Registrations received after 1 October will incur a £10 late registration fee.
For Bookings Contact Please register online and direct any academic enquiries to Ipek Demir: id34@le.ac.uk. For administrative issues please contact the BSA Events Team: events@britsoc.org.uk.
The symposium will bring immigrant organisations, advocacy groups, community associations and leading British academics on migration together in order to increase not only our understanding of the current anxieties around migration but also how the immigrants themselves make sense of, and deal with, such anxieties and anti-immigration discourses and policies. Only a few years ago Britain’s diversity was an essential aspect of our Olympic bid. We need to understand not only the ‘backlash’ to this celebration of diversity but also how those who are seen as ‘problem populations’ in the UK respond to this backlash.

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