Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333489 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745333496 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Black Star: Britain's Asian Youth Movements

Anandi Ramamurthy

Black Star: Britain's Asian Youth Movements

Anandi Ramamurthy

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333489 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745333496 Published September 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Black Star documents the vibrant Asian Youth Movements in 1970s and 80s Britain who struggled against the racism of the street and the state. Anandi Ramamurthy shows how they drew inspiration from Black Power movements as well as anti-imperialist and workers' struggles across the globe.

Drawing on her intimate knowledge and extensive research, Ramamurthy shows how the struggle to make Britain 'home' led to a broad-based identity where 'black' was a political colour inspiring unity amongst all those struggling against racism.

Ramamurthy documents how by the late 1980s this broad based black identity disintegrated as Islamophobia became a new form of racism. In the process the legacy of the Asian Youth Movements has been largely hidden. Black Star retrieves this history and demonstrates its importance for political struggles today.

Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
1 Introduction
2 The Birth of the Youth Movements
3 The Movement Spreads
4 A Heterogenous Collectivity
5 Campaigning against the Immigration Laws
6 Self Defence is no Offence: The Bradford 12
7 The Later Youth Movements
8 New Organisations and New Identities
9 The Asian Youth Movements and Politics Today
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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