Until this module, I had never heard of the difference between the Suffragists and the Suffragettes, and even my knowledge of the stages of first- and second-wave feminism was limited. Despite having grown up female and attending an all-girls secondary school, I had never come across these terms before. Of course, I heard heard of the Suffragettes and… Continue reading Hidden Divisions: Part 2
As a joint honours student of History and Anthropology, I have been drawn to Charles Tilly’s interdisciplinary approach to the study of social movements and in his argument for the need to historically contextualise these movements. Throughout my degree, I have encountered numerous examples of historians, and some social scientists more broadly, criticising disciplines like… Continue reading Hidden Divisions: Part 1
Ya hear my Brixton Briefcase From across the pond London’s Burning But the beat goes on On the 11th April 1981, the Brixton community clashed violently with police as a result of overflowing racial tensions, which have come to be known as the Brixton Riots. These riots represented a turning point in history; witnessing the… Continue reading Commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Brixton Riots
Sitting in a darkened lecture-come-cinema room at 10am on Friday morning during the first week back to university, I was not quite prepared for our introductory lecture to London’s Burning: Social Movements and Protest in the Capital 1830-2003. Despite having a wonderful, innovative teacher who really helps to bring history alive for me, theory is… Continue reading The people who got left behind – are new social movements really de-politicized?
Whilst still trying to gather thoughts together for a proper first post I thought it would be worth posting an introduction of myself, particularly as I feel that the purpose of this blog is interesting in and of itself. I am a third year History and Anthropology student at Goldsmiths University and this blog is… Continue reading Introduction