sociology

‘Better Mus’ Come”: re-thinking ‘community’ as a radical social imaginary

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‘The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial? A case-study of the events in Harehills, Leeds

‘The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial? A case-study of the events in Harehills, Leeds’ Paper (work in progress) presented to the BSA Race and Ethnicity Study Group Seminar on ‘Parallel Lives and Polarisation’, City University, London, 18th May 2002 Download as .pdf file

2001: ‘Riots’, or violent urban protests, in four northern English cities

The so-called northern ‘riots’ in 2001 were, in my view, a turning point in British society. For the first time, British Muslims (the protagonists were mainly, but by no means exclusively, Muslims) engaged in violent protest against racists and discriminatory policing in forms that were reminiscent of the ‘riots’ led by British African and Caribbean […]

Community, Social Capital and Identification in the Multi-ethnic Inner City

‘Community, Social Capital and Identification in the Multi-ethnic Inner City : Reflections on the violent urban protest in the north of the UK in 2001.’ Paper delivered to the ‘Communities’ Conference, Trinity and All Saints College, University of Leeds, 18-20 September 2003 Download as word .doc file