Immigration and Ethnic Conflict

  • Anthony H. Richmond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Ethnic Conflict and Post-Industrialism

  3. Immigration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Anthony H. Richmond
      Pages 29-48
    3. Anthony H. Richmond
      Pages 81-92
  4. Racism and Multiculturalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
  5. Ethnic Nationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Anthony H. Richmond
      Pages 141-165
    3. Anthony H. Richmond
      Pages 167-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-218

About this book


Immigration and Ethnic Conflict reviews the experience of post-industrial countries that have experienced large-scale movements of population since the Second World War, creating ethnically diverse multicultural societies in a context of rapid economic, technological and social change. The book uses a critical theoretical approach which emphasises the dynamic nature of the structural changes which have taken place and the interdependence of economic, political, social and psychological factors. The results of extensive comparative studies of Britain, Canada and Australia are reviewed, with special attention to questions of immigrant adaptation, refugees, racism, unemployment, ethnic nationalism and social conflict. Traditional views of immigrant assimilation are rejected in favour of one which treats immigrants and ethnic minorities as the catalysts of change in a global polity, economy and society, simultaneously united and divided by satellite communications, nuclear terror and the world population explosion.


assimilation migration Minorities

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony H. Richmond
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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