The racialisation of disorder in twentieth century Britain

Michael Rowe*

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This book develops the concept of racialisation. It 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. An important aspect of the study is the examination of other discourses with which racialized ideas have co-joined, reflecting the way in which notions of 'race' are socially constructed. The final part of the book 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 favour of explanations based upon the supposed cultural or personal proclivities of those involved.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages211
ISBN (Electronic)9781315237510
ISBN (Print)9781840145281
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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