By Roberta Bivins
Both the Appointed Day and the post-war arrival of colonial and Commonwealth immigrants heralded transformative switch. jointly, they reshaped lifestyle in Britain and notions of 'Britishness' alike. but the reciprocal affects of post-war immigration and drugs in post-war Britain haven't begun to be explored. Contagious groups casts new gentle on a interval that is commencing to allure major historic curiosity. Roberta Bivins attracts realization to the significance - but in addition the
limitations - of scientific wisdom, methods, and pros in mediating post-war British responses to race, ethnicity, and the emergence of latest and targeted ethnic groups. via providing a wealth of newly on hand or formerly overlooked archival facts, she interrogates and re-balances the
political heritage of Britain's reaction to New Commonwealth immigration. Contagious groups makes use of a collection of associated case-studies to map the endurance of 'race' in British tradition and drugs alike; the bounds of belonging in a multi-ethnic welfare country; and the emergence of latest and resolutely 'unimagined' groups of sufferers, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and voters in the scientific kingdom and its worldwide touch zones.
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