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Author Connell, Kieran, author

Title Black Handsworth : race in 1980s Britain / Kieran Connell
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Berkeley Series in British Studies ; 15
Berkeley series in British studies ; 15
Contents Introduction -- Shades of black : political and community groups -- Visualizing Handsworth : the politics of representation -- Dread culture : africa in Handsworth -- Leisure and sociability : the black everyday -- Epilogue
Summary "This book takes the reader inside the pubs, churches, political organizations, and social clubs of a black community in 1980s Britain. It shows how, for both the Windrush generation and their British-born children, the diasporic inheritance was a core cultural and political influence. In Handsworth, an inner-city area of Birmingham, residents looked out across the black Atlantic in order to navigate the many inequalities of the locale. In the context of Britain's enduring inability to come to terms with the legacies of empire, a black transnational sensibility emerged as a powerful feature of its urban landscapes. Black Handsworth is one compelling chapter in the much wider, unfinished story of the making of post-colonial Britain"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Blacks -- England -- Birmingham -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Handsworth (Birmingham, England) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Handsworth (Birmingham, England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018037563
ISBN 0520971779
0520971957 (electronic bk.)
9780520971776 (ebook)
9780520971950 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)