'A quite natural and moderate defensive feeling'?  The 1945 Hampstead 'anti-alien' petition

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58502
Title:
'A quite natural and moderate defensive feeling'?  The 1945 Hampstead 'anti-alien' petition
Authors:
Macklin, G. D. (Graham)
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield
Citation:
Macklin, G. (2003) 'A quite natural and moderate defensive feeling? The 1945 Hampstead 'anti-alien' petition', Patterns of Prejudice, 37(3), pp.277-300.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Patterns of Prejudice
Issue Date:
Sep-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58502
DOI:
10.1080/00313220307594
Abstract:
In October 1945 an 'anti-alien' petition was launched in the London Borough of Hampstead that, under the pretext of securing homes for returning ex-servicemen, campaigned for the removal of the district's predominantly Jewish refugee population. By examining the nature of support and opposition to the petition Macklin's local case study provides further evidence to suggest that reactions to those who had fled Nazi terror remained complex. Those who did find sanctuary were characterized by the local press not as 'deserving victims', but as the cause of the problems created by their Nazi persecutors. A detailed examination of the rhetoric of the petition movement reveals how this defence of local amenities against 'alien' encroachment can rightfully be defined as 'antisemitic'. Following an analysis of the role of the local press, Macklin examines its impact on, and interaction with, local and central government policy regarding reconstruction and immigration, which continued to be dominated by the dogma that harmonious race relations necessitated the strict control of immigrants, regardless of the desperation of their plight. He concludes by examining the media's symbiotic relationship with extremist and fascist politics.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
antisemitism; Face The Facts Association; Tennant, Eleonora; fascism; immigration; Hamm, Jeffrey; Hampstead; Mosley, Oswald; refugees; Union Movement
ISSN:
0031-322X
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/11/09].
Citation Count:
4 [Scopus, 11/11/2009]

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dc.contributor.authorMacklin, G. D. (Graham)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:53:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:53:41Z-
dc.date.issued2003-09-
dc.identifier.citationPatterns of Prejudice; 37(3): 277-300-
dc.identifier.issn0031-322X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00313220307594-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58502-
dc.description.abstractIn October 1945 an 'anti-alien' petition was launched in the London Borough of Hampstead that, under the pretext of securing homes for returning ex-servicemen, campaigned for the removal of the district's predominantly Jewish refugee population. By examining the nature of support and opposition to the petition Macklin's local case study provides further evidence to suggest that reactions to those who had fled Nazi terror remained complex. Those who did find sanctuary were characterized by the local press not as 'deserving victims', but as the cause of the problems created by their Nazi persecutors. A detailed examination of the rhetoric of the petition movement reveals how this defence of local amenities against 'alien' encroachment can rightfully be defined as 'antisemitic'. Following an analysis of the role of the local press, Macklin examines its impact on, and interaction with, local and central government policy regarding reconstruction and immigration, which continued to be dominated by the dogma that harmonious race relations necessitated the strict control of immigrants, regardless of the desperation of their plight. He concludes by examining the media's symbiotic relationship with extremist and fascist politics.-
dc.publisherRoutledge-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/11/09].-
dc.subjectantisemitism-
dc.subjectFace The Facts Association-
dc.subjectTennant, Eleonora-
dc.subjectfascism-
dc.subjectimmigration-
dc.subjectHamm, Jeffrey-
dc.subjectHampstead-
dc.subjectMosley, Oswald-
dc.subjectrefugees-
dc.subjectUnion Movement-
dc.title'A quite natural and moderate defensive feeling'?  The 1945 Hampstead 'anti-alien' petition-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffield-
dc.identifier.journalPatterns of Prejudice-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount4 [Scopus, 11/11/2009]-
or.citation.harvardMacklin, G. (2003) 'A quite natural and moderate defensive feeling? The 1945 Hampstead 'anti-alien' petition', Patterns of Prejudice, 37(3), pp.277-300.-
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