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

Elizabeth Pente, Paul Ward

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-imagining contested communities: Connecting Rotherham through research
EditorsElizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, Zanib Rasool
PublisherPolicy Press
Pages41-52
ISBN (Print)978-1447333326
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Historiography
  • local history
  • ethnic diversity
  • decline

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  • Research Output

    Co-producing research with communities: emotions in community research

    Brown, M., Pahl, K., Rasool, Z. & WARD, PAUL., 10 Jan 2020, In : Global Discourse.

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    Pente, E., & Ward, P. (2018). Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity. In E. Campbell, K. Pahl, E. Pente, & Z. Rasool (Eds.), Re-imagining contested communities: Connecting Rotherham through research (pp. 41-52). Policy Press. https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/R/bo28675742.html