Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity

Pente, Elizabeth and Ward, Paul (2018) Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity. In: Campbell, Elizabeth, Pahl, Kate, Pente, Elizabeth and Rasool, Zanib (eds). Re-imagining contested communities: Connecting Rotherham through research. Policy Press, pp. 41-52. ISBN 978-1447333326

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Abstract

We challenge what might be called a ‘local history paradigm’, whereby immigration to Britain and the decline of industry are linked and local history is considered to ‘end’ in the 1980s. We explore representations of past and present in Rotherham, and draw on examples of heritage projects undertaken there by people from minority ethnic communities. We consider ways in which these projects add to the local history narrative of the town.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historiography, local history, ethnic diversity, decline
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: History
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 14:02
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10518

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