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Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848 (Hardcover) (Katrina Navickas)

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This book examines the rise of mass movements for democracy and workers' rights in northern England. While previous histories of radical collective action have concentrated on texts and ideologies, or considered each movement separately, this book surveys movements throughout the whole period, from the first working-class radical societies to trade unions and Chartists. It focuses on protesters' use of space and defence of place.The study heads the vanguard of the 'spatial turn' in historical studies, but also argues that historians should examine popular politics as a contest over place. It is a provocative narrative of the closing down of public space and dispossession from place, including the attempts by national and local governments to clamp down on working-class political action by restricting their meeting sites. The 'Peterloo Massacre' of 1819 is also explored a turning point in the development of mass protest and its suppression by the government, as radicals, organised labour and, later, Chartists fought back by challenging their exclusion from public spaces, creating their own sites and eventually constructing their own buildings. The book also uncovers new evidence of 'resistance from below' in rural areas of northern England, including rural Luddism. Protest and the politics of space and place, 17891848 will primarily appeal to postgraduate and undergraduate history students and academic historians, but it also has cross-disciplinary interest for geographers and scholars of social movements in the UK, France and North America. It also offers specific interest for local history societies and political groups in northern England.
Number of Pages: 332
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Katrina Navickas
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2016
TCIN: 50376854
UPC: 9780719097058
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-4004
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