Wales is a changing nation, it incorporates peoples of different inheritances, backgrounds and perspectives, all of whom will contribute to shaping the nation's future. A Tolerant Nation? presents the first overview of the past two hundred years of ethnic diversity in Wales and demonstrates the significance of this diversity for understanding contemporary Wales. In addition to providing a historical context for understanding Welsh multiculturalism, the essays collected here also discuss dominant views of ethnic diversity in Wales and the ways in which the Welsh themselves have been conceived of as an ethnic minority, both within and outside Wales. Individual essays reflect on issues such as the literary representation of race, Welsh missionary activities, racial tensions, refugees and asylum seekers in Wales, and the question of equality. A Tolerant Nation? illustrates the significant contribution of ethnic minorities in Wales to the development of Welsh economic, social and cultural life. It offers a revealing insight into the rich diversity of contemporary Wales, and fills a glaring gap in current research on the state of the devolved nation.
Charlotte Williams is Deputy Dean of Social Work at RMIT University. Neil Evans is a former senior tutor in history at Coleg Harlech and has published extensively in journals and books, including several by UWP. Paul O'Leary is a lecturer in history at the University of Aberystwyth.
Introduction: Race, Nation and Globalization in a devolved Wales Neil Evans, Paul O'Leary and Charlotte Williams 1. Immigrants and Minorities in Wales, 1840 - 1990: A Comparative Perspective Neil Evans 2. Slaughter and Salvation: Welsh Missionary Activity and British Imperialism Jane Aaron 3. The Other Internationalism? Missionary Activity and Welsh Nonconformist Perceptions of the World in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Aled Jones 4. Apes and Cannibals in Cambria: Literary Representations of the Racial and Gendered Other Kirsti Bohata 5. Wales and Africa : William Hughes and the Congo Institute Neil Evans and Ivor Wynne Jones 6. Through the Prism of Ethnic Violence: Riots and Racial Attacks in Wales, 1826 - 2014 Neil Evans 7. Playing the Game: Sport and Ethnic Minorities in Modern Wales Neil Evans and Paul O'Leary 8. Changing the Archive: History and Memory as Cultural Politics in Multi-ethnic Wales Glenn Jordan and Chris Weedon 9. Religious Diversity in Wales Paul Chambers 10. Extending the parameters of social policy research for a multicultural Wales Roiyah Saltus and Charlotte Williams 11. Experiencing Rural Wales Charlotte Williams 12. 'This is the place we are calling home': Changes in Sanctuary Seeking in Wales Alida Payson 13. Getting Involved: Public Policy making and Political Life in Wales Paul Chaney 14. Claiming the National: Nation, National Identity and Ethnic Minorities Charlotte Williams
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