Mapping Medieval and Modern Chauvinism in England
There is evidence for the long-run persistence of geographical variation in tolerance towards other ethnicities. However, existing studies of tolerance use data from countries with long-standing patterns of ethnic diversity, so it is unclear whether the inter-generational transmission is in attitudes towards specific ethnic groups or in an underlying cultural trait of which such attitudes are just one expression. This paper presents evidence for the latter, identifying geographical variation in the intensity of anti-immigrant sentiment in England that has persisted over eight centuries, spans the arrival and departure of different immigrant groups, and is correlated with authoritarianism.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 1409
ISSN: 1178-2293 (Online)
Keywords: minorities; Immigration; Anti-Semitism; Prejudice
Research Type: Discussion Paper
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