Terraformed

Terraformed Young Black Lives in the Inner City

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Synopsis

Since the 1980s, austerity, gentrification and structural racism have wreaked havoc on inner-city communities, widening inequality and entrenching poverty.In Terraformed, Joy White offers an insider ethnography of Forest Gate - a neighbourhood in Newham, east London - analysing how these issues affect the black youth of today. Connecting the dots between music, politics and the built environment, it centres the lived experiences of black youth who have had it all: huge student debt, invisible homelessness, custodial sentences, electronic tagging, surveillance, arrest, ASBOs, issues with health and well-being, and of course, loss.Part ethnography, part memoir, Terraformed contextualises the history of Newham and considers how young black lives are affected by racism, neoliberalism and austerity.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912248681
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Imprint: Repeater
Pub date:
Edition: New edition 1
DEWEY: 305.896042176
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 171
Weight: 174g
Height: 131mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 16mm