National identity integration and belonging among white British middle-class British adults in north-east London/Essex

Amy Clarke // Geography // Wednesday 15th February 2017 // 1-2pm // Arts C 133

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In this talk I will present the background of my research and offer some thoughts on the question of how white British-born people (in the suburbs of London) understand other people as belonging (or not) to a British ‘national community of belonging’. Where do they draw the line between ‘national us’ and ‘foreign them’? And, what does this tell us about contemporary processes of inclusion and exclusion?

Biography

Amy Clarke is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Sussex. She is a Social and Cultural Geography with an MA in Migration Studies, also from the University of Sussex, with research interests in national identity and belonging, migrant integration, race and ethnicity. She is now in the third year of her PhD into white British understandings of national identity and belonging in a London suburb.

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