This book surveys the deindustrialisation of Burnley from the 1970s onwards, the hostilities of a Conservative national government to a stubbornly unionised Labour north, and Labour’s failure to address decline … Makin-Waite opens up complex questions with sympathy and understanding.
– Professor Claire Alexander, Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.
A rich and deeply engaging account of politics, race and class in Burnley. Grounded in the author’s experience from the front-lines of local events, the book provides a lucid and analytical approach to key questions of national identity and belonging.
– Dr Shamim Miah, Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and author of Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self- Segregation; Muslims, Schooling and Security; and co-author of Race, Place and Multiculturalism in Northern England.
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