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

Elizabeth Pente, Paul Ward

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    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
    ISBN (Print)978-1447333326
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018


    • Historiography
    • local history
    • ethnic diversity
    • decline


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