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Published: 01 March 2019

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526125286

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Race and riots in Thatcher's Britain

First Edition

Simon Peplow

Published by Manchester University Press

Racism Resistance and Social Change

  • Provides the first full-length historical study of the 1980-1 anti-police racial disturbances, which has a wide appeal and is of great interest to the public due to ongoing contemporary issues.
  • Provides a timely contribution to discussions regarding the political/social worth and public perception of public inquiries, following recent discontent raised by government response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
  • Expands understandings of racial protest and community activism in the period, through unique case studies and extensive engagement with original sources and newly-released records that have not been examined elsewhere.
  • Makes a genuine contribution to discussion of the nature of protest in modern democracies, through utilising the 'collective bargaining by riot' theoretical framework in an original and unique manner.

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