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About Alex Rhys-Taylor

Alex Rhys-Taylor is a lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths. He is also an affiliate of NYLON, working with NYU, London School of Economics and Goldsmiths  and his research revolves around class, race and multiculture within the context of urban development.

Articles by Alex Rhys-Taylor

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The taste of home: Blighty's eels and haggis pakora

The festivities of the ‘Great British Summer’ are steeped in ideas of monarchism, timeless heritage and monoculturalism. What is forgotten are the continually striking encounters of peoples and histories which have made and continue to make the country today.  

Xenophobia: Europe’s death knell

The Europe that is dying is the one that remains hostage to its past. Another Europe is not only possible but is in fact fast becoming an urgent necessity. This would be a Europe of vitality, open to connections, that has let go of its civilisational conceits
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