8 mb ppt - Radical Geography

The term multiculturalism is the range of cultural
and ethnic diversity within the population a
A multicultural society is one where a number of
different ethnic groups and their culture live
alongside the predominant indigenous ethnic
group and their culture.
An individual can have
range of identities based
on their personal
experience and history,
they can show allegiance
to more than ‘one group’.
What identities
does Ed Husain
"But supporting a team
is not the true test of
being English. It's
about the country you
consider your home,
the place where you will
raise your kids.
I'm very proud to
support the England
football and cricket
teams but I don't
believe that is the
defining element of
your national identity."
Shahid Malik,
International Development Minister
Eire: 494,850
India: 466,416
Pakistan: 320,767
Germany: 262,276
Caribbean: 254,740
USA: 155,030
Bangladesh: 154,201
South Africa: 140,201
Kenya: 129,356
Italy: 107,002
The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Serves 60 million
(from 'Wicked World')
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.
Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.
Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.
Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, Bosnians,
Iraqis and Bangladeshis together with some
Afghans, Spanish, Turkish, Kurdish, Japanese
And Palestinians
Then add to the melting pot.
Leave the ingredients to simmer.
As they mix and blend allow their languages to flourish
Binding them together with English.
Allow time to be cool.
Add some unity, understanding, and respect for the future,
Serve with justice
And enjoy.
Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant
Warning: An unequal spread of justice will damage the people and cause pain. Give justice and equality to all.
"Being British is about driving in a German
car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then
travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a
Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish
furniture and watch American shows on a
Japanese TV. And the most British thing of
all? Suspicion of anything foreign ".
pre 1066
A succession of invading forces
brought new people and their
cultures to what is modern-day
Britain. These included the
Romans, Jutes, Angles, Saxons
and Vikings
Religious persecution
forces 100,000
Huguenots (French
Protestants) to leave
France for Britain
The Normans invade
Britain and become the
dominant force. Their
legacy laid the
foundations of the Britain
we live in today
Widespread famine
forces thousands of
people to leave
Ireland. Many come to
With a spate of
revolutions breaking
out in mainland
Europe, Britain
becomes the
destination of choice
for many refugees
1914 - 1918
The First World War
creates huge numbers
of refugees, many of
whom choose to
escape mainland
Europe and come to
oppression in
Europe, hundreds
of thousands of
Jews seek
sanctuary in
1939 - 1945
Again with the outbreak of
the Second World War,
refugees seek to escape
Nazi rule and the fighting
by travelling to the UK
Hundreds of thousands
of people from across
Eastern Europe seek
refuge in the UK
following the
establishment of
28,000 Ugandan
Asians settle in the
UK after being
expelled from
Many West Indians
decide to settle in
Britain, which needs to
boost its depleted
workforce after WW2
Political unrest and
war in South-East
Asia results in
many seeking a
new life in Britain
Attracted by opportunities for
those with specialist skills and
professional training, large
numbers of Australians, New
Zealanders and South
Africans move to the UK
1998 - 2002
During these years
45,000 people arrive
from Africa, 22,700
from the Indian subcontinent and 25,000
from Asia
1992 - 1998
Ethnic disputes in the Balkans
force thousands to seek refuge in
Western Europe. Many seek
asylum in the UK
Asylum seekers from
Afghanistan and
Iraq, economic
migrants from
Eastern Europe due
to E.U. enlargement.
Any remember the British Empire….
The Treaty of Rome means that all citizens of E.U. countries have the legal
right to work and settle here.
A rebranded Jack.
Van De Sar
A selection of Manchester United first team
players 2007-2008
Conflicting ideas and
Conflicting ideas and
Trevor Philips
Commission for
Equality and
Human Rights.
Well, I think the answer is this, the fact that
we are a multicultural society is it just that, it
is a fact and it has been for 2,000 years, that's
the nature of Britishness, that's why it's such
a capacious accommodating identity. The
problem is that if you put that into practice in
a certain way, what you end up doing is
separating people, and what I discovered
when I became chair of the CRE three years
ago was that too many public authorities
particularly were taking diversity to a point
where they were saying, 'actually we're going
to reward you for being different, we're going
to give you a community centre only if you
are Pakistani or African Caribbean and so on,
but we're not going to encourage you to be
part of the community of our town.'
He told the congregation: "Together we can make a Britain in which many
minority ethnic people will feel it is their dwelling tent too - without making
the indigenous population feel that this is no longer the Britain of their
"Today, there is a great deal of talk about social inclusion and community
"But surely we must go beyond inclusion and cohesion to a vision of true
humanity as we see it in the face of Jesus Christ.
"I believe we should talk more about the common good and the values
that have shaped this nation and less and less about multi-culturalism and
cultural diversity.
What is the future for
culture in the United
Ethnic groups integrate into wider society. They begin
to influence the dominant culture of the country, the
culture evolves over time and cultural fusion occurs.
The so called melting pot idea. This process continues
over time as new ethnic groups enter the country.
The ethnic groups integrate into society, they retain
their own culture, whilst adopting, or some aspects of,
the dominant culture of the country, people have
multiple identities. The ethnic groups live alongside
the indigenous population called cultural pluralism.
Ethnic groups do not integrate into wider society, they
retain their own culture and reject the dominant
culture. So called Balkanisation.