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‘My Britain is fuck all’ zombie multiculturalism and the race politics of citizenship

‘My Britain is fuck all’ zombie multiculturalism and the race politics of citizenship This paper uses the 2011 viral video “My Tram Experience” as a prism through which to consider aspects of the contemporary politics of race and racism, immigration and misoxeny in Britain. The release and popularity of that clip is seen in the context of the second trial of the murders of Stephen Lawrence and in relation to technological changes and the emergence of virtual and immaterial racism on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Taylor & Francis

‘My Britain is fuck all’ zombie multiculturalism and the race politics of citizenship

‘My Britain is fuck all’ zombie multiculturalism and the race politics of citizenship

Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power , Volume 19 (4): 18 – Jul 1, 2012

Abstract

This paper uses the 2011 viral video “My Tram Experience” as a prism through which to consider aspects of the contemporary politics of race and racism, immigration and misoxeny in Britain. The release and popularity of that clip is seen in the context of the second trial of the murders of Stephen Lawrence and in relation to technological changes and the emergence of virtual and immaterial racism on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1547-3384
eISSN
1070-289X
DOI
10.1080/1070289X.2012.725512
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Abstract

This paper uses the 2011 viral video “My Tram Experience” as a prism through which to consider aspects of the contemporary politics of race and racism, immigration and misoxeny in Britain. The release and popularity of that clip is seen in the context of the second trial of the murders of Stephen Lawrence and in relation to technological changes and the emergence of virtual and immaterial racism on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Journal

Identities: Global Studies in Culture and PowerTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2012

Keywords: Emma West; racism; riots; Britain; Croydon; multiculturalism

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