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dc.contributor.authorWardle, Huon
dc.contributor.authorObermuller, Laura Jan
dc.identifier.citationWardle , H & Obermuller , L J 2019 , ' ‘Windrush generation’ and ‘hostile environment’ : symbols and lived experiences in Caribbean migration to the UK ' , Migration and Society , vol. 2 , pp. 81–89 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7179-8289/work/64034045
dc.description.abstractThe Windrush scandal belongs to a much longer arc of Caribbean-British transmigration, forced and free. The genesis of the scandal can be found in the post–World War II period, when Caribbean migration was at first strongly encouraged and then increasingly harshly constrained. This reflection traces the effects of these changes as they were experienced in the lives of individuals and families. In the Caribbean this recent scandal is understood as extending the longer history of colonial relations between Britain and the Caribbean and as a further reason to demand reparations for slavery. Experiences of the Windrush generation recall the limbo dance of the middle passage; the dancer moves under a bar that is gradually lowered until a mere slit remains.
dc.relation.ispartofMigration and Societyen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.title‘Windrush generation’ and ‘hostile environment’ : symbols and lived experiences in Caribbean migration to the UKen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Social Anthropologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Cosmopolitan Studiesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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