Military Migrants looks at the politics of racism and culture in the British Army through the eyes of migrant-soldiers, recruited in large numbers since 1998 to meet shortfalls in military recruitment.
Lauded as ‘heroes’ in uniform but stigmatised as ‘immigrants’ and ‘foreigners’ as non-UK citizens, these soldiers face rising visa costs for their families and even deportation when they leave the service.
By focusing on the employment of ethnic minorities who are also non-nationals, the book brings the armed forces into debates about Britishness, national identity and multiculturalism.
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