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Political (di)ordering : still, the role of class, race and place

Ellis, AJ and Patel, TG Political (di)ordering : still, the role of class, race and place , in: Cities, Crime and Disorder: A Dialogue Between Urban Studies and Criminology, 14th - 15th September 2016, University of Sheffield, UK. (Unpublished)

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Using data collected from an ethnographic pilot study in Rotherham (UK), this paper engages with the recent resurgence of political views and sentiments traditionally associated with the Far Right in de-industrialised communities. It discusses the socio-political foundations offered by residents in their move towards newer emerging Far Right groups, which included narratives about the findings of the Jay Report regarding failures by professionals in the child sexual exploitation; perceptions of the Labour Party having moved away from historically representing their views to now having presided over the silencing of victims as a result of an exercise in ‘political correctness’; and, frustrations emerging from an overall sense of victimization due to localized spatial politics and resource allocation. It is argued that these factors, along with misguided yearnings for ‘justice’, are anchored in the devastating collapse of working class cultural life and the continued use of racialized logic about space and place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Funders: School Staff Development Fund (Internal)
Depositing User: TG Patel
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 12:22
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 12:22

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