Article

'It's as if you're some alien...' Exploring anti-English attitudes in Scotland

Citation

McIntosh I, Sim D & Robertson D (2004) 'It's as if you're some alien...' Exploring anti-English attitudes in Scotland. Sociological Research Online, 9 (2). https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.922

Abstract
English people are the largest national or ethnic minority within Scotland but remain under-researched. This is despite a view taken by many writers, and by the popular press, that anti-English attitudes within Scotland are a major social problem. Via 30 in-depth interviews, this paper explores the experiences of a group of English people living in Scotland and the extent and nature of any anti-Englishness they have encountered. The paper also focuses on the ways in which notions of race, ethnicity and essential differences between Scots and English people are regularly encountered by English people living in Scotland. The 'racialisation' of the English minority in Scotland is also discussed in this context.

Keywords
Anti- Englishness; Belonging; Englishness; Essentialism.; Ethnicity; Racialisation; Scottishness

Journal
Sociological Research Online: Volume 9, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/05/2004
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21509
PublisherSociological Research Online