The organic crisis of British capitalism and race: the experience of the seventies

Solomos, John and Findlay, Bob and Jones, Simon and Gilroy, Paul (1982) The organic crisis of British capitalism and race: the experience of the seventies. In: The Empire strikes back: race and racism in 70s Britain. Hutchinson, London, pp. 9-46. ISBN 0091493811

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Abstract

Chapter 1 of the "Empire Strikes Back" examines the place of "race" and racism in the political transformation of Britain at the end of the 1970s, and argues that Britain has entered a long-term political and economic crisis which has brought new urgency to the politics of race and nation. The authors argue that the British state is very far from its popular image as a liberal democracy, and all our notions of culture, nation and class are based on deeply racist structures.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Race relations, sociology, cultural studies, racism, politics
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 17671
Depositing User: Simon Jones
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 15:50
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:41
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17671

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