Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2019

136 Pages | 8 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526127396

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In the shadow of Enoch Powell

Race, locality and resistance

First Edition

Shirin Hirsch

Published by Manchester University Press

Racism Resistance and Social Change

  • The fiftieth anniversary of the 'Rivers of Blood' speech serves as a unique year to return to the speech, its impact locally and the collective memories which remain
  • Offers a re-examination of a notorious speech, uncovering the agency and hidden histories of those within a locality
  • Original and substantive research, using a combination of interviews, archival research and ethnographic findings
  • Innovative contextual framework bringing together theories of the local with the sociology of race, using interdisciplinary approaches within history, geography and sociology
  • The engaging, accessible style of the book allows readers to reflect on issues of race, space and nation and to draw lessons of contemporary relevance
  • In a contemporary period of new crisis and national divisions, revisiting the shadow of Powell is pertinent in grappling with emerging change

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