Marking Race

Camilla Schofield, Rob Waters, Marc Matera, Radhika Natarajan, Kennetta Hammond Perry

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This essay sets out a series of proposals regarding how the history of race in late-twentieth-century Britain is understood. The authors seek to expand the frame for discussions of race in this era beyond the history of the New Right, migration controls, and Black Power. Borrowing Omi and Winant’s concept of ‘racial formation’, the authors point to the multiple racial projects operative in late-twentieth-century Britain, and connecting it up to a global imperial and post-imperial geography. Their discussion encompasses issues of structural change and economic management, labour rights, social provision and social control, and political representation. It engages many of the key areas of debate currently driving the research agenda of historians of modern Britain.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTwentieth Century British History
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Mar 2023

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