Boundaries of belonging: differential fees for overseas students, c.1967

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    Abstract

    In 1967 the British government announced that, starting in the 1967–-68 academic year, there would be different tuition fees for ‘home’ and ‘overseas’ students at British universities and colleges. This policy required drawing a clear distinction between those who belonged in Britain and those who did not, and highlighted significant confusion and misunderstanding about overseas students. This chapter explores the shifting sands in the way that overseas students were understood. It particularly examines how overseas students were being racialised by both supporters and critics of the new fees as they perpetuated stereotypes of black people, and black students as poor, destitute, and in need of British assistance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Break-Up of Greater Britain
    EditorsChristian D. Pedersen, Stuart Ward
    Place of PublicationManchester
    PublisherManchester University Press
    Chapter11
    Pages234-251
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781526147424
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2021

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Imperialism
    PublisherManchester University Press

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