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- DescriptionBlack Star documents the vibrant Asian Youth Movements in 1970s and 80s Britain who struggled against the racism of the street and the state. Anandi Ramamurthy shows how they drew inspiration from Black Power movements as well as anti-imperialist and workers' struggles across the globe. Drawing on her intimate kwledge and extensive research, Ramamurthy shows how the struggle to make Britain 'home' led to a broad-based identity where 'black' was a political colour inspiring unity amongst all those struggling against racism. Ramamurthy documents how by the late 1980s this broad based black identity disintegrated as Islamophobia became a new form of racism. In the process the legacy of the Asian Youth Movements has been largely hidden. Black Star retrieves this history and demonstrates its importance for political struggles today.
- Author BiographyAnandi Ramamurthy is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Central Lancashire.
- Author(s)Anandi Ramamurthy
- PublisherPluto Press
- Date of Publication10/09/2013
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPluto Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width135 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding
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