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Multicultural NationalismIslamophobia, Anglophobia, and Devolution$
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Asifa M. Hussain and William L. Miller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280711

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199280711.001.0001

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Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse

Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse

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(p.99) 6 Harassment, Discrimination, Abuse
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Multicultural Nationalism
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Asifa Hussain (Contributor Webpage)

William Miller (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199280711.003.0006

Two-thirds of Pakistanis and two-fifths of English report being subjected to ‘intentional insults’, although most claim that their abusers were not really ‘typical Scots’. Integration may reduce the harassment of English immigrants, but the more Pakistanis integrate, the more they suffered. Those who were born in Scotland, spoke English at home, or worked outside the home or the family business experienced more harassment and abuse. For ethnic Pakistanis, more contact meant more harassment, and perhaps greater sensitivity to it. General perceptions of conflict between minorities and majority of Scots were strongly linked to personal experience, with frequency having more impact than severity; even irritating ethnic jokes created a perception of conflict if they were frequent. The impact of personal experience on general perceptions of conflict with majority Scots was as strong amongst English immigrants as they were amongst ethnic Pakistanis.

Keywords:   contact, integration, harassment, abuse, ethnic jokes, intentional insults, conflict perceptions, typical Scots

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