Refugees and cultural transfer to Britain: an introduction

Stefan Manz, Panikos Panayi*

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This introduction has four purposes. It first of all gives a working definition of the refugee. It then outlines the main groups of refugees which have moved to Britain since the early modern period, focusing, more particularly, upon the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which form the main focus of this volume. The article then introduces the reader to concepts of cultural transfer, especially as applied to migration and refugees, as well as outlining the main issues under consideration in the British case study, which forms the basis of this volume. Finally, the study introduces the main essays which follow and explains the structure adopted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-151
Number of pages30
JournalImmigrants and Minorities
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • Britain
  • cultural transfer
  • integration
  • migration
  • refugees


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