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Roots & Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain

Roots & Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Chambers, Eddie

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How did a distinct and powerful Black British identity emerge? In the 1950s, when many Caribbean migrants came to Britain, there was no such recognised entity as Black Britain. Yet by the 1980s, the cultural landscape had radically changed, and a remarkable array of creative prac...tices such as theatre, poetry, literature, music and the visual arts gave voice to striking new articulations of Black-British identity. This new book chronicles the extraordinary blend of social, political and cultural influences from the mid-1950s to late 1970s that gave rise to new heights of Black-British artistic expression in the 1980s. Eddie Chambers relates how and why during these decades West Indians became Afro-Caribbeans, and how in turn Afro-Caribbeans became Black-British - and the centrality of the arts to this important narrative. The British Empire, migration, Rastafari, the Anti-Apartheid struggle, reggae music, dub poetry, the ascendance of the West Indies cricket team and the coming of Margaret Thatcher - all of these factors, and others, have had a part to play in the compelling story of how the African Diaspora transformed itself to give rise to Black Britain.
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ISBN 9781350148451
Released AU 26 Sep 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781350148451
Stock Available
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Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Released 26 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Chambers, Eddie
Category Cultural Studies
Social & Cultural History
Black studies
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly