Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution

Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe

  • Andrew DJ Shield

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Perceptions

  3. Solidarity

  4. Participation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-287

About this book


‘Shield’s timely and hugely important work takes fresh perspectives on immigration to

Northwest Europe from Turkey, Morocco and Pakistan in particular. Rather than seeing

a homogenised threat or groups of passive victims, he shows how immigrants have

responded to changing cultures of gender and sexuality in multiple ways. The book does

something genuinely new and comes as a nuanced and carefully argued counter to the

poisonous rhetoric of right-wing nationalists in Europe and beyond.’

-          Matt Cook, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

‘This is a remarkable book. With a multitude of sources, Andrew DJ Shield welds together

the history of late twentieth-century immigration to Denmark and the Netherlands and

presents it from the immigrants’ viewpoint. An astute scholarly work, which effectively

refutes some of the most common xenophobic and populist claims of our time, the book

has relevance for how we understand cross-cultural experiences everywhere.’

-          Jens Rydström, Lund University, Sweden

‘We tend to forget how solidarity and social cohesion were constructed in past decades. This is a must-read for journalists, policy makers and academics.’

-          Marlou Schrover,  Leiden University, The Netherlands


immigration integration sexual politics multiculturalism cultural values

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew DJ Shield
    • 1
  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49612-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49613-9
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