From Farms to Foundries: An Arab Community in Industrial Britain (Cultural Identity Studies 17 New edition)

From Farms to Foundries: An Arab Community in Industrial Britain (Cultural Identity Studies 17 New edition)

By: Kevin Searle (author)Paperback

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Yemenis constitute the oldest group of Muslim settlers in Britain. They laboured in Britain's seafaring towns in the early twentieth century, and played an essential, yet little-known, role in her industrial heartlands after World War II. This book explores the intersections of the themes of racism, class and resistance in the life-stories of Yemeni former steelworkers in Sheffield, Britain's major steel-producing city. These main biographical themes are examined within the broader context of post-war British history. The work utilises a life-story approach, and is dependent on the narratives of the former steelworkers, thus giving an original and highly readable perspective on racism and resistance in post-war Britain.

About Author

The Author: Kevin Searle has spent most of his life in Sheffield. He gained a Ph.D. in Sociological Studies from the University of Sheffield in 2007, and this book is based upon his doctoral research. He currently works as a research associate at the University of Birmingham, specialising in the diverse histories of the city.


Contents: The push and pull factors of Arab and Commonwealth migration, and the intervening obstacles - Post-war migration and settlement - The ethnic relations, race-relations and racism paradigms - The relationship between racism and class - The oral history and life-story approaches.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783039119349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9783039119349
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 3039119346
  • edition: New edition

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