On Burnley Road, book reviews, articles
Process North’s Mike Waite is the author of On Burnley Road: Class, race and politics in a northern English town (2021, Lawrence Wishart Books). It’s received positive reviews, including in The Guardian, London Review of Books, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Patterns of Prejudice and the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Amongst Mike’s articles linked to the book is this on memories of deindustrialisation.
The latest book reviews on this website are about a book on the experience of refugees looking to make their lives in the United States (a ‘beautifully written’ text on a ‘sometimes ugly’ reality); of books about how we can make sense of delusions, and respond to people who are taken in by – or are promoting – myths, falsehoods and ‘political rumours’ – and of books in a new series from De Gruyter on ‘bottom up’ peacebuilding initiatives and on approaches to conflict resolution in ‘online’ spaces.
A recent issue of Radical Philosophy carries Mike’s consideration of lessons from the Frankfurt School / critical theory tradition about how best to respond to right wing populisms.
For the Process North archive of previously published reviews, click here. Themes covered include good practice in conflict resolution; understanding and responding to extremism; and communications and media.
And click here for a discussion piece offering a provisional consideration of the relevance of Chantal Mouffe’s thought for conflict resolution work.