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Multicultural Nationalism: Islamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution

Asifa M. Hussain and William L. Miller


This book is a pioneering study of how multiculturalism interacts with sub-state nationalism in Britain. It gives equal attention to Scotland’s largest ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ minorities: ethnic Pakistanis (almost all of them Muslim) and English immigrants; and to the Islamophobia and Anglophobia of majority Scots. Rising Scottish self-consciousness could have threatened both these minorities. But in reality, problems proved to be solutions, integrating rather than alienating. In the eyes of the minorities, the devolution of power to a Scottish Parliament has made Scots at once more proud an ... More

Keywords: multiculturalism, nationalism, Muslim, English, immigrants, Islamophobia, Anglophobia, devolution, 9/11, identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280711
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199280711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asifa M. Hussain, author
Lecturer in Management, University of Glasgow
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William L. Miller, author
Edward Caird Professor of Politics, University of Glasgow
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