Military Migrants – now in paperback, with a new foreword
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.
You can see the table of contents by going to the Palgrave website. The book is still ridiculously expensive, so please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to read a selection.