Staying Power

The History of Black People in Britain

Author: Peter Fryer

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780861047499

Category: History

Page: 632

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‘For this retrieval of the lost histories of black Britain Mr Fryer has my deep gratitude. An invaluable book.’ --Salman Rushdie

Black Edwardians

Black People in Britain 1901-1914

Author: Jeffrey Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136318232

Category: History

Page: 304

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This study reveals the presence of black people in all walks of life all over the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era - challenging conventional views on imperialism, racism and British social history. Historians of British society have largely ignored this most visible of minorities, and commentators on racism have been silent on the period.

Cities, Diversity and Ethnicity

Politics, Governance and Participation

Author: Martin Bulmer,John Solomos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317408209

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This volume brings together a variety of studies on the question of cities, ethnicity and diversity. Contributions cover various facets of life in contemporary cities, ranging from the role which street markets play in diverse neighbourhoods, to everyday multiculture in a specific street, the role of community and hometown associations among migrant communities, expressions of ethnicity in urban neighbourhoods, and the changing dynamics of integration and community cohesion. This book will be of interest to those who are concerned with developing a better understanding of how urban communities are being transformed by the development of new patterns of migration and ethnic mobilisation. With contributions from a wide range of scholarly and national backgrounds, each chapter helps to provide an overview both of current trends and of historical patterns and processes. Collectively they provide important insights into the shifting patterns of community and identity in increasingly diverse communities and neighbourhoods. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

India in Britain

South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858-1950

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230392725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this book examines the significance of the networks and connections that South Asians established on British soil. Looking at the period 1858-1950, it presents readings of cultural history and points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this field of study.

Black British Intellectuals and Education

Multiculturalism’s hidden history

Author: Paul Warmington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317752368

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Ask any moderately interested Briton to name a black intellectual and chances are the response will be an American name: Malcolm X or Barack Obama, Toni Morrison or Cornel West. Yet Britain has its own robust black intellectual traditions and its own master teachers, among them C.L.R. James, Claudia Jones, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Stuart Hall and Paul Gilroy. However, while in the USA black public intellectuals are an embedded, if often embattled, feature of national life, black British thinkers remain routinely marginalized. Black British Intellectuals and Education counters this neglect by exploring histories of race, education and social justice through the work of black British public intellectuals: academics, educators and campaigners. The book provides a critical history of diverse currents in black British intellectual production, from the eighteenth century, through post-war migration and into the ‘post-multicultural’ present, focusing on the sometimes hidden impacts of black thinkers on education and social justice. Firstly, it argues that black British thinkers have helped fundamentally to shape educational policy, practice and philosophy, particularly in the post-war period. Secondly, it suggests that education has been one of the key spaces in which the mass consciousness of being black and British has emerged, and a key site in which black British intellectual positions have been defined and differentiated. Chapters explore: • the early development of black British intellectual life, from the slave narratives to the anti-colonial movements of the early twentieth century • how African-Caribbean and Asian communities began to organize against racial inequalities in schooling in the post-Windrush era of the 1950s and 60s • how, from out of these grassroots struggles, black intellectuals and activists of the 1970s, 80s and 90s developed radical critiques of education, youth and structural racism • the influence of multiculturalism, black cultural studies and black feminism on education • current developments in black British educational work, including ‘post-racial’ approaches, Critical Race Theory and black social conservatism. Black British Intellectuals and Education will be of key relevance to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics engaged in research on race, ethnicity, education, social justice and cultural studies.

Sugar and Slavery

An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775

Author: Richard B. Sheridan

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789768125132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

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Imagining the New Britain

Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415931120

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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There is a gap between the Britain that most people imagine and the Britain that really is. Myth: The Royal Family, fish and chips, Shakespeare. Reality: multicultural families, curry, Zadie Smith. The New Britain is a multicultural society, where there are more biracial couples than in any other western nation, and where Islam is the fastest-growing religion. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown investigates this new multiculturalism in post-colonial Britain. Drawing on her own experiences, wide research, and over one hundred interviews, Alibhai-Brown offers a fresh look at such topics as racism, imperialism, immigration, and identity politics. Imagining the New Britain offers a startling portrait of the vastly changing face of British citizenship and identity.

The Making of Political Identities

Author: Ernesto Laclau

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: Group identity.

Page: 296

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This lively book examines the major issues raised by the emergence and transformation of various political identities in the contemporary world. The contributors bring together many current trends of thought—Lacanian psychoanalysis, deconstruction, neo-Hegelianism and political philosophy—that are relevant to the question of identity, as well as concrete studies of some of the more important political identities which have emerged in recent decades. A central theme of the book is the logic implicit in the Freudian category of identification and its consequences for understanding politics. The first half of the book explores the theoretical dimensions of the issue of identity formation. The second half brings these more abstract considerations to bear on a number of case studies—the structure of apartheid in South Africa, the rise of Islam, the Palestinian diaspora, the explosion of national identities in former Yugoslavia, the Greens in Germany, and the spread of Rastafarianism in Britain.

Getting Into Local Power

The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities

Author: Romain Garbaye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355546

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book presents a comparison of the patterns of ethnic minority politics in British and French city politics. A comparison of the participation of ethnic minorities in British and French cities Includes direct comparisons of particular cities Birmingham, Lille and Roubaix Shows how ethnic and cultural diversity translates into political conflict in different political systems Considers styles of political mobilisation of ethnic minorities in the context of urban political systems, as well as the strategies used by party leaders and to manage ethnic diversity in political competition Analyses how ethnic and cultural diversity in urban societies translates into conflictual politics Enhances our understanding of local politics and of the evolution of political representation in industrialised democracies