New Book edited by Diane Frost and Richard Phillips
'Liverpool 81 - Remembering the Riots'
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the street disturbances that took place in Liverpool 8 in 1981, a time in which Liverpool was at the forefront of events that also rocked other British cities and communities including Brixton and Birmingham, Liverpool 81 recounts the fascinating history of what became known nationally as ‘the Toxteth Riots.’
Drawing together memories of and responses to the 1981 riots from some of the key protagonists, the book explores
why they took place and what their consequences and legacies have been.
The book goes on to ask what has become of the people and places most directly affected by the riots – Black and Minority Ethnic communities, and residents of what were then labelled Inner Cities, not just in Liverpool but further afield – and how these communities
have reacted to and moved on over the past 30 years.
Diane Frost is Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool. Richard Phillips is Reader in Geography, University of Liverpool.
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