In this chapter, we challenge what might be called a ‘local history paradigm’, whereby immigration to Britain and the decline of industry are linked and local history is considered to ‘end’ in the 1980s. We explore representations of past and present in Rotherham, and draw on examples of heritage projects undertaken there by people from minority ethnic communities. We consider ways in which these projects add to the local history narrative of the town.
|Title of host publication||Re-imagining Contested Communities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Connecting Rotherham Through Research|
|Editors||Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, Zanib Rasool|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Feb 2018|
Pente, E., & Ward, P. (2018). Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity. In E. Campbell, K. Pahl, E. Pente, & Z. Rasool (Eds.), Re-imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham Through Research (pp. 41-52). Bristol: Policy Press.