Immigration and Ethnic Conflict reviews the experience of post-industrial countries that have experienced large-scale movements of population since the Second World War, creating ethnically diverse multicultural societies in a context of rapid economic, technological and social change. The book uses a critical theoretical approach which emphasises the dynamic nature of the structural changes which have taken place and the interdependence of economic, political, social and psychological factors. The results of extensive comparative studies of Britain, Canada and Australia are reviewed, with special attention to questions of immigrant adaptation, refugees, racism, unemployment, ethnic nationalism and social conflict. Traditional views of immigrant assimilation are rejected in favour of one which treats immigrants and ethnic minorities as the catalysts of change in a global polity, economy and society, simultaneously united and divided by satellite communications, nuclear terror and the world population explosion.
List of Figures and Tables Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction: Ethnic Conflict and Post-Industrialisation PART I: IMMIGRATION Structural Change and the Sociology of Migration Socio-Cultural Adaptation and Conflict in Immigrant-Receiving Societies Immigration and Unemployment in Canada and Australia Third World Immigrants in Canada PART II: RACISM AND MULTICULTURALISM Environmental Conservation and Immigration: A New Racist Ideology? Canadian Unemployment and the Threat to Multiculturalism A Canadian Dilemma: Bilangualism, Multiculturalism or Racism? PART IIl: ETHNIC NATIONALISM Ethnic Nationalism: Social Science Paradigms Ethnic Nationalism and Post-Industrialism End-notes Glossary of Terms Select Bibliography and References Name Index Subject Index