The Racialisation of Disorder in Twentieth Century Britain

The Racialisation of Disorder in Twentieth Century Britain

by Michael Rowe
     
 

This book develops the concept of racialisation. lt argues that a full understanding of racialised discourse must pay attention to both the particular local circumstances in which they appear, and well-established themes which have unfolded over time. An important aspect of the study is the examination of other discourses with which racialised ideas have co-joined,… See more details below

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This book develops the concept of racialisation. lt argues that a full understanding of racialised discourse must pay attention to both the particular local circumstances in which they appear, and well-established themes which have unfolded over time. An important aspect of the study is the examination of other discourses with which racialised ideas have co-joined, reflecting the way in which notions of "races" are socially constructed. The final part of the thesis returns to debates of the 1980's and argues that the racialisation of unrest in that decade was closely intertwined with conservative perspectives which sought to deny socio-economic causes in favor of explanations based upon the supposed cultural or personal proclivities of those involved.

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Argues that a full understanding of racialized discourse must pay attention to both the particular local circumstances in which they appear and well established themes which have unfolded over time. The author looks at the Liverpool riots in June 1919, political disorder in 1930s Britain, Nottingham and Notting Hill in 1958 and 1959, and the disorders which occurred at the Broadwater Farm estate in October 1985. He concludes that the racialization of unrest in the 1980s was closely intertwined with conservative perspectives which sought to deny socio-economic causes in favor of explanations based upon the supposed cultural or personal proclivities of those involved. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840145281
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Research in Ethnic Relations Series
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.78(d)

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