Rural issues are currently attracting unprecedented levels of interest, with the debates surrounding the future of 'traditional' rural customs and practice becoming a significant political concern. However, the problem of racism in rural areas has been largely overlooked by academics, practitioners and researchers who have sought almost exclusively to develop an understanding of racism in urban contexts. This book aims to address this oversight by examining notions of ethnic identity, 'otherness' and racist victimisation that have tended to be marginalised from traditional rural discourse.
Contents Introduction: Justifying the study of racism in the rural, Neil Chakraborti and Jon Garland Part 1 Contextualising Rural Racism 1 Rurality and racialised others: out of place in the countryside? Paul Cloke 2John O'Groats to Land's End: racial equality in rural Britain? Philomena J.F. de Lima Part 2 Assessing the Problem 3 Outsiders within: the reality of rural racism, Dominic Malcolm 4Unravelling a stereotype: the lived experience of black and minority ethnic people in rural Wales, Vaughan Robinson and Hannah Gardner 5Cultures of hate in the urban and the rural: assessing the impact of extremist organisations, Paul Iganski and Jack Levin 6Another country? Community, belonging and exclusion in rural England, Jon Garland and Neil Chakraborti Part 3 Tackling the Problem 7 Supporting victims of rural racism: learning lessons from a dedicated racial harassment project, Shammi Jalota 8Challenging rural racism through education, Kate Broadhurst and Andi Wright 9Responding to rural racism: delivering local services, Richard Pugh Index