Changing places and evolving activism: Communities in post-industrial Glasgow

Steve Rolfe, Claire Bynner, Annette Hastings

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This chapter explores the interactions between the changing nature of Glasgow and contemporary community activism. Utilising three case studies of community activism in very different neighbourhoods, we investigate the ways in which differences in community history and capacity, as well as relations with the local state, shape forms of activism. Examining local activism in this way helps to understand and explain the boundaries and nature of communities within the city, and provides insights into complex processes of deindustrialisation and urban change, which have transformed Glasgow in recent decades. Whilst there are changes emerging from rapid demographic shifts in some areas and the growth of online activism, the wider picture is one of evolving continuity, as Glasgow’s long history of community activism persists into the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Glasgow
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the Post-Industrial City
EditorsKeith Kintrea, Rebecca Madgin
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447349808, 9781447349785
ISBN (Print)9781447349778
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2019


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