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Citation

Fox JE, Mogilnicka M. Br. J. Sociol. 2019; 70(1): 5-23.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, London School of Economics and Political Science, Publisher John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/1468-4446.12337

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

East Europeans are integrating into life in the UK. This entails learning to get along with their new neighbours, but it also involves not getting along with certain neighbours. Integration is not confined to benevolent forms of everyday cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism and conviviality; it can also include more pathological forms, like racism. Whilst integration is generally seen as desirable, the learning that it entails necessarily includes less desirable practices and norms. The aim of this article is to show how East Europeans in the UK have been acquiring specifically British competencies of racism. This doesn't mean all East Europeans are racist or they always use racism; it does mean, however, that racism is a part of the integration equation. We focus on the racist and racializing practices of Poles, Hungarians and Romanians in Bristol in the UK. These East Europeans are using racism to insert themselves more favourably into Britain's racialized status hierarchies. This is a kind of integration.


Language: en

Keywords

East Europeans; immigration; Integration; racialized hierarchies; racism

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