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Black Britain By Paul Gilroy

Black Britain by Paul Gilroy

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Summary

People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Professor Paul Gilroy has assembled a living visual history of their social life in the modern British Isles. Published in association with Getty Images,this volume faeture 321 b&w photographs, commentary by Paul Gilroy and a preface from Professor Stuart Hall.

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Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy

Black people have inhabited the British Isles for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living visual history of their social life in the modern British Isles. Watershed moments include the rise and commercial circulation of black culture and music, the world wars, the Manchester Pan African Congress, the historic settlement of the Windrush generation and the riots of the 1980s. Luminaries drawn from politics, art and sport appear alongside many pioneers - the first Jamaican immigrant to Brixton, London's first `Caribbean Carnival', the first black publican and the first female plumber. Just as important are the everyday experiences and anonymous faces. The ordinary lives of people of African, Caribbean, British and other cultures, captured here, vividly document the country's difficult and unfinished process of becoming postcolonial.

Black Britain Reviews

'Gilroy's commentary is tart and learned; this is the rare book that would sit as easily on coffee tables as on university syllabuses.' Daily Telegraph; 'Black Britain is a testament to the strength black people in this country have shown in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.' Metro

About Paul Gilroy

Paul Gilroy is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics. His other books include There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack, The Black Atlantic and After Empire. Stuart Hall is a visionary theorist of culture, race and ethnicity. His other books include Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse, Resistance Through Rituals and Questions of Cultural Identity.

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GOR004337793
9780863565403
0863565409
Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Saqi Books
2007-09-17
320
N/A
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