Politicising in/security, transnational resistance and the 1919 riots in Cardiff and Liverpool

Featherstone, D. (2018) Politicising in/security, transnational resistance and the 1919 riots in Cardiff and Liverpool. Small Axe, 22(3(57)), pp. 56-67. (doi: 10.1215/07990537-7249138)

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Abstract

This essay contributes to work on the contested racialized articulations of conjunctures by engaging with the spatial practices through which racialized in/securities became politicized in the period after the First World War. It explores the forms of opposition to riots against multiethnic communities in Cardiff and Liverpool in 1919 through tracing the significant transnational connections and routes that shaped resistance to this violence, doing so by engaging with disturbances aboard ships that were deporting black seafarers from Cardiff and Liverpool to Barbados and Jamaica. The essay concludes that these events offer a key lens onto the contested dynamics of racism and resistance in an imperial context and suggests how globalized ideas around racialized in/securities were shaped and negotiated through situated trajectories and relations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Featherstone, Dr David
Authors: Featherstone, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Small Axe
Publisher:Duke University Press
ISSN:0799-0537
ISSN (Online):1534-6714
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press
First Published:First published in Small Axe 22(3(57)):56-67
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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