Black Resistance to British Policing

Black Resistance to British Policing - Racism, Resistance and Social Change

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Synopsis

As police racism unsettles Britain's tolerant self-image, Black resistance to British policing details the activism that made movements like Black Lives Matter possible. Elliott-Cooper analyses racism beyond prejudice and the interpersonal - arguing that black resistance confronts a global system of racial classification, exploitation and violence. Imperial cultures and policies, as well as colonial war and policing highlight connections between these histories and contemporary racisms. But this is a book about resistance, considering black liberation movements in the 20th century while utilising a decade of activist research covering spontaneous rebellion, campaigns and protest in the 21st century. Drawing connections between histories of resistance and different kinds of black struggle against policing is vital, it is argued, if we are to challenge the cutting edge of police and prison power which harnesses new and dangerous forms of surveillance, violence and criminalisation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526143938
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.896041
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 296 .
Weight: 312g
Height: 138mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 22mm