This work brings together research about a diverse range of groups: Welsh, Irish, Jewish, Arab, White, African and Indian. The aim of the book is to critique orthodox explanations in the field, drawing upon the best of "old" and "new" theory. Contemporary questions include issues about the black/white model of racism, the underplaying of anti-Semitism the need to examine ethnic majorities, as well as whiteness and the reconfiguration of the United Kingdom.
AVTAR BRAH teaches at Birbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Cartographies of Diaspora/Contesting Identities. MARY HICKMAN is Reader in European Studies and Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the University of North London. She is the author of Religion, Class and Identity. MAIRTIN MAC AN GHAILL is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield.