Love & Loss

Do Young Black Lives Matter?
Product Number: EB00764660
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781912248698
Publisher: Repeater
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An uncompromising wake-up call. Joy White tells uncomfortable truths and blows apart our understanding of racism, crime and policing in our inner-cities. Since the 1980s, austerity, gentrification and structural racism have wreaked havoc on inner-city communities, widening inequality and entrenching poverty. In Love and Loss, Joy White offers an insider ethnography of Forest Gate-a neighbourhood in Newham, east London-analysing how these issues affect the black youth of today. Connecting the dots between music, politics and the built environment, it centres the lived experiences of black youth who have had it all: huge student debt, invisible homelessness, custodial sentences, electronic tagging, surveillance, arrest, ASBOs, issues with health and well-being, and of course, loss. Part ethnography, part memoir, Love and Loss contextualises the history of Newham and considers how young black lives are affected by racism, neoliberalism and austerity.

Author(s): Joy White
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2020

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