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School of History

HST6757 – Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: Britain from the 1905 Aliens Act to Brexit

Module code: HST6757

Credits: 30
Semester: YEAR

Module Convenor: Dr Rob Waters

How has race shaped modern Britain? This module traces the shifting meanings and boundaries of race in Britain between the panic over Jewish immigration at the end of the nineteenth century and the anti-European and Islamophobic politics of the early twenty-first. We will historicize race as a constant but shifting presence in British social, cultural and political life, particularly as it has turned on issues of immigration. The module includes a sustained focus on the importance of black and Asian experiences and political mobilizations for understanding this history, and on the critical perspectives of British black and Asian intellectuals.

This module must be taken in conjunction with HST6700 History Research Dissertation.

Assessment: Source Analysis (1,000 words) [10%], Literature Review (1,500 words) [20%], Group Presentation (15 minutes) [10%], Archive Review (1,000 words) [10%] and Essay (3,500 words) [50%]
Level: 6