Black Britain: A Photographic History

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Saqi, 2007 - History - 320 pages
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Photographing Black Britain is one of numerous books and articles stemming from Gilroyʹs longstanding scholarly investment in documenting and theorizing the condition of "Black Britain". The political impetus behind it is to write a history of black settlement through the use of archival photographs that continue to be largely ignored; as Gilroy argues, "This is a history that, even now, those who are complacent, powerful and indifferent to the suffering of Britainʹs minorities find easy to overlook" (p. 29). But what also underlies the book is the notion that the photographs themselves are able to tell the story in a way that adds to and sometimes escapes existing accounts of this history. -- Description from (Jan. 5, 2012).

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Paul Gilroy is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at the London School of Economics and has held posts at various universities in the UK and the US. He has written widely on race, culture, nationalism, music and literature.

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