Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity

Elizabeth Pente, Paul Ward

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-imagining Contested Communities
Subtitle of host publicationConnecting Rotherham Through Research
EditorsElizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, Zanib Rasool
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781447333333
ISBN (Print)9781447333326
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2018


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