Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far by Hsiao-Hung Pai

By Hsiao-Hung Pai

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A emerging scourge to England’s social peace and multiculturalism, the English Defence League (EDL) has violently protested opposed to Islam when you consider that its inception.

In the superbly daring Angry White People, Hsiao-Hung Pai follows a gaggle of people who received stuck up within the wave of far-right road routine that all started in 2009. Pai investigated the increase of the EDL and different extremist companies, falling in with a number of in their individuals and gazing their daily lives. 
Delving deep into 5 lives during this marginalized portion of England’s white operating classification via learn and interviews, Pai uncovers anything surprising—their xenophobic ideologies aren't an aberration in sleek English society, yet quite an ever-present aspect that's always reproduced, rejuvenated, and mainstreamed via the media and political powers.

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The chapter also illustrates how cultural compo- Introduction 35 nents mutually support each other, for example, the emphasis on dependability, interdependence, extended family life, indirect communication and freedom from self in eastern culture and on independence, nuclear family life, direct and clear communication and attachment to self in western culture. There is no attempt to describe different cultural patterns, for which one needs to consult other texts (for example, Lau 2000). In Chapter 3 on ‘Mental health needs of ethnic minority children’, Rajeev Banhatti and Surya Bhate look at the effect of ethnicity, especially when associated with a minority status, on children’s development which can sometimes lead to psychopathology.

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Such pseudo-scientific 42 Culture and Personality 43 speculations continued throughout the nineteenth century and even into the twentieth century. In the twentieth century, however, an alternative explanation of human differences began to be put forward in terms of ‘cultural determinism’. Thus in the aftermath of a world war, a ‘culture and personality movement’ was born in the context of a multi-ethnic make-up of twentieth-century North American society. By the 1950s, it too came under severe attack as the same racial prejudices had continued in the guise of cultural determinism.

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