Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-stop Picket Against Apartheid

Brown, G. and Yaffe, H. (2018) Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-stop Picket Against Apartheid. Series: Routledge spaces of childhood and youth series. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781138828865

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Abstract

From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained a continuous protest, day and night, outside the South African Embassy in central London. This book examines how and why a group of children, teenagers and young adults made themselves ‘non-stop against apartheid’, creating one of the most visible expressions of anti-apartheid solidarity in Britain. Drawing on interviews with over ninety former participants in the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy and extensive archival research using previously unstudied documents, this book offers new insights to the study of social movements and young people’s lives. It theorises solidarity and the processes of adolescent development as social practices to provide a theoretically-informed, argument-led analysis of how young activists build and practice solidarity. Youth Activism and Solidarity: The Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid will be of interest to geographers, historians and a wide range of other social scientists concerned with the historical geography of the international anti-apartheid movement, social movement studies, contemporary British history, and young people’s activism and geopolitical agency.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yaffe, Dr Helen
Authors: Brown, G., and Yaffe, H.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Research Group:Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781138828865

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