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A history of northern soul

This book is a social history of northern soul. It examines the origins and development of this music scene, its clubs, publications and practices, by locating it in the shifting economic and social contexts of the English midlands and north in the 1970s. The popularity of northern soul emerged in a period when industrial working-class communities were beginning to be transformed by deindustrialisation and the rise of new political movements around the politics of race, gender and locality. The book makes a significant contribution to the historiography of youth culture, popular music and everyday life in post-war Britain. The authors draw on an expansive range of sources including magazines/fanzines, diaries, letters, and a comprehensive oral history project to produce a detailed, analytical and empathetic reading of an aspect of working-class culture that was created and consumed by thousands of young men and women in the 1970s. A range of voices appear throughout the book to highlight the complexity of the role of class, race and gender, locality and how such identities acted as forces for both unity and fragmentation on the dance floors of iconic clubs such as the Twisted Wheel (Manchester), the Torch (Stoke-on-Trent), the Catacombs (Wolverhampton) and the Casino (Wigan).

Community engagement and lifelong learning
Author: Peter Mayo

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

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Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

. Political actors in Russia have also seen threats to key interests in such developments as, for example, illegal immigration, unconstrained media, non-traditional religious groups, and far-right political movements. The process of securitisation is analysed across the key areas of Russia’s domestic politics in order to gain a deep understanding of factors driving policy formation in contemporary Russia. This is particularly pertinent since the rise of to power of Vladimir Putin in 2000. Putin has often been portrayed as bringing the approach of his former employers

in Securitising Russia
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Rosemary Deem

and values from far right political parties? A sixth issue is about the notion of a knowledge economy. Is there more than one knowledge economy (Shore and Wright, 2017)? Are there knowledge cultures as well as knowledge economies? Is higher education for a knowledge economy a good or a bad thing? What has happened to knowledge for its own sake –​is that an unrescuable property? Should lifelong learning move well away from notions of knowledge economies? Finally, where do research and interdisciplinarity fit into lifelong learning? Is research only for the privileged

in Higher education in a globalising world
Věra Stojarová

increasingly pervasive due to advancing living standards. This latter approach is not really pertinent to the Balkan region – if it is discussed, this is only due to pressure being brought by the international community that forces these issues to the forefront, despite the considerably lower standard of living in the Balkans vis-à-vis Western Europe (WE).1 The socioeconomic approach and modernization theory are based upon the structure of society and consider Far Right politics to be the outcome of rapid social and cultural change in modern societies, which try to head off

in The Far Right in the Balkans
Rebecca Pates and Julia Leser

thus not the wolf that is like the migrant but the migrant who takes on similar meanings to the cipher of the wolf. In far-right politics, the wolf thus serves as a figure to construe a (predominantly) rural population as vulnerable to infiltrating populations of predators who have been invited in by urban dwellers who remain luxuriously far removed from the consequences of their decisions.

in The wolves are coming back
Shaun McDaid and Catherine McGlynn

-terrorism on the far right. Until recently, groups and individuals associated with this ideology were not given priority within the CONTEST strategy, but they are now seen as a much more pervasive and organised threat. It might be that many critics of Prevent who saw the policy as racist and discriminatory might have greater anxiety about the influence of far-right politics and the threat of violence from that quarter. And for groups who have decried safe spaces while backing Prevent’s safeguarding, the long-standing issue of the conflation of extremism with violence might

in The free speech wars
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Alison Phipps

whiteness, which describes a set of values, orientations and behaviours that go deeper than that. These include narcissism, alertness to threat and an accompanying will to power. And perhaps most crucially, they characterise mainstream feminism and other politics dominated by privileged white people. They link movements such as #MeToo with the backlashes against them. And they link more reactionary forms of white feminism with the far right. Political whiteness tends to be visibly enacted by privileged white people (but can cross class boundaries), and can also be enacted

in Me, not you
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Piercing the politics of silencing
Hilary Pilkington

seems to be questions that affect MPs and things and people of the class of politics as it were that seem to get discussed rather than the things that generally affect the working person’ (Grimm and Pilkington, 2015: 216). Thus while Ware (2008: 3) warns against accepting claims that the issue of immigration has been silenced in the past, and it is certainly true that these anxieties are exploited by anti-immigration and far right political parties,3 that sections of the population experience the political realm as silencing some issues cannot be denied. ‘Politics

in Loud and proud
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Rethinking the relationship between capitalism, communism, and democracy
Costas Panayotakis

they make it possible for far right political forces to channel popular discontent with the status quo in a reactionary direction. This is not the only lesson that the left and humanity have to draw from recent history. The rise of neoliberalism has laid to rest the illusion, stemming from capitalism’s brief golden age immediately after World War II, that it is possible to humanize capitalism by subjecting it to democratic controls. The Cold War context of that period contributed to this illusion in a number of ways. On the one hand, it put pressure on capitalist

in The capitalist mode of destruction