‘Hanging Town, Haunted City: Researching Connected Sociologies of Colonial Capitalism in Place’ (archived from December 2021).
Annual Lecture for North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, Professor Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University In June 2020, hundreds gathered in Lancaster’s Dalton Square to participate in a vigil in response to the Black Lives Matter uprisings. Over the weeks that followed, the protests focused on Lancaster ‘s St George’s Quay, (where Lancaster Slave Ships…
Black Lives Matter and Legacies of Slave Ownership in Lancaster: the Bond’s and the Booker Brothers in Guyana
Imogen Tyler. Reposted from Lancaster Black History Group. Originally published on 14 August 2020. This is a photograph of Malena and Temi, both pupils at a local school, participating in a Black Lives Matter Protest on the steps of the Town Hall in Dalton Square, Lancaster, in June 2020. The photograph was taken by their…
Imogen Tyler. Reposted from The Sociological Review. Originally published on 21 November 2016. If we are to keep the enormity of the forces aligned against us from establishing a false hierarchy of oppression, we must school ourselves to recognize that any attack against Blacks, any attack against women, is an attack against all of us…
From Tottenham to Baltimore, policing crisis starts race to the bottom for justice
Imogen Tyler & Jenna Llyod. Re-posted from The Conversation. Originally published on 1 May 2015. West Baltimore, 8.39 am April 12: Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, stood on the street talking with friends. Police officers approached on bicycles and made “eye contact” with Gray, who then attempted to leave. The police chased him and…
The Stigma Politics of Caste
This extract from ‘The Penal Tatoo’, chapter one of Stigma: the Machinery of Inequality, argues that the stigma politics of caste is particularly instructive for understanding how power is inscribed on the body, and the ways in which stigma power is entangled with histories of racial and colonial capitalism. ‘Even after two decades, the sound…
Shame is already a revolution of a kind
Extracted from a letter from Karl Marx to Arnold Ruge, March 1843. From a series of letters written by Marx, age 25, to his friend Arnold Ruge. Marx and Ruge would later include the full eight-letter exchange in the first and only edition of the Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, in February 1844.