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Tyler, Imogen. Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain. London: Zed Books, 2013.



Badiou, Alain. The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings. London: Verso, 2012.

Bloom, Clive. Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Briggs, Daniel, ed. The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent. Hook, UK: Waterside Press, 2012.

Campbell, Beatrix. Goliath: Britain’s Dangerous Places. London: Methuen, 1993.

Clements, Rachel, ‘The Riots: Expanding Sensible Evidence’, Performances of Capitalism, Crises and Resistance: Inside/Outside Europe, ed. by Marilena Zaroulia and Philip Hager, Palgrave, 2015, pp. 153-170

Cousin, Geraldine. Recording Women: A Documentation of Six Theatre Productions. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000.

Haddow, Sam, ‘A Revellious Past: history, theatre and the England riots’, Studies in Theatre and Performance, 35: 1, 2015, pp. 7-21

Holdsworth, Nadine. “The Blessed Plot, this earth, this realm, this England”: Staging Treatments of Riots in Recent British Theatre, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 2014, 2 (1), pp. 78-96

Holdsworth, Nadine. Theatre & Nation. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Lammy, David. Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots. London: Guardian Books, 2011.

Matthews, Michael, The Riots: The Police Fight for the Streets during the Uk’s Deadly 2011 Riots, Silvertail Books, 2016.

Power, Anne and Rebecca Tunstall. Riots and Violent Disturbances in Thirteen Areas of Britain. Social Policy Research. York, UK: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 1997.

Winlow, Simon, et al, Riots and Political Protest, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015

Žižek, Slavoj. The Year of Dreaming Dangerously. London: Verso, 2012.

Žižek, Slavoj. Violence. London: Profile Books, 2009.

Gypsies And Travellers

Bhopal, Kalwant and Martin Myers, Insiders, Outsiders and Others: Gypsies and Identity, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2008.

Boll, Julia, ‘The Sacred Dragon in the Woods: on Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem’, Forum: University of Edinburgh’s Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, 14, 2012, pp. 1-13.

Clark, Colin and Margaret Greenfields, eds. Here to Stay: The Gypsies and Travellers of Britain, Hatfield, UK: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006.

Coxhead, John, The Last Bastion of Racism: Gypsies, Travellers and Policing, Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books, 2009

Hancock, Ian, We are the Romani People, Hatfield, UK: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2002.

Harpin, Anna, ‘Land of hope and glory: Jez Butterworth’s tragic landscapes’, Studies in Theatre and Performance, 31, 2011, pp. 61-73.

Holdsworth, Nadine, 'These Green and Pleasant Lands': Travellers, Gypsies and the Lament for England in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now, ed. by Sian Adiseshiah and Louise LePage, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 175-190

Charles Marowitz, Tom Milne and Owen Hale R. eds. The Encore Reader, London: Methuen, 1964

Matras, Yaron, I Met Lucky People, London: Allen Lane, 2014

Okely, Judith, The Traveller-Gypsies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Rabey, David Ian, The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth, London: Methuen, 2015

Richardson, Joanna, The Gypsy Debate, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2006

Richardson, Joanna and Andrew Ryder, eds. Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society, Bristol: The Policy Press, 2012

Quarmby, Katharine, No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers, London: Oneworld, 2013


Acred, Cara, ed. Homelessness in the UK, Independence Educational Publishers, 2014

Anderberg, Kirsten, 21st Century Essays on Homelessness, Summersdale, 2013

Arnold, Kathleen, R. Homelessness, Citizens and Identity: The Uncanniness of Late Modernity. New York: State U of New York P, 2004.

Babbage, Frances. Augusto Boal. London: Routledge, 2004.

Benhabib, Seyla. The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 2004.

Boal, Augusto. Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics. Trans. Adrian Jackson. London: Routledge, 1998.

Hall, Tom, Better Times than This: Youth Homelessness in Britain, London: Pluto Press, 2003

Holdsworth, Nadine ‘Citizenship, the Ethics of Inclusion’, in Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts and Theories, ed. by Bryan Reynolds, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014, pp. 133-140

Nicholson, Helen. Applied Drama: the Gift of Theatre. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Ravenhill, Megan, The Culture of Homelessness, Ashgate, 2008.

Rowe, Michael et al. ‘Homelessness, Mental Illness and Citizenship’. Social Policy and Administration 35.1 (2001), pp.14-31.

Seal, Mike, ed. Understanding and Responding to Homeless Experiences, Identities and Cultures, Russell House Publishing, 2006

Theatre and Migration

Bhabha, Homi (1994) The Location of Culture, London: Routledge

Cohen, Robin, Global Diasporas: An Introduction, 2nd edition, London: routledge, 2008

Chambers, Colin, Black and Asian theatre in Britain: A History, London: Routledge, 2011

Collier, Paul, Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century, London: Allen Lane, 2013

Cox, Emma. Theatre & Migration. Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2014

Davis, Geoffrey V. and Anne Fuchs, eds. Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice, Berlin: Peter Lang, 2006

Gilbert, Helen and Sophie Nield, eds. Performance and Asylum: Ethics, Embodiment, Community, special issue of Research in Drama Education, 13.2, 2008

Gilroy, Paul. There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack. [1987] London: Routledge, 1992

Gilroy, Paul. After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture? London: Routledge, 2004

Godiwala, Dimple, Alternatives in the Mainstream, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006

Hingorani, Dominic, British Asian Theatre: Dramaturgy, Process and Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010

Jeffers, Alison, Refugees, Theatre and Crisis: performing Global Identities, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2012

Ley, Graham, ‘Theatre of Migration and the Search for a Multicultural Aesthetic: Twenty Years of Tara Arts’, New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 52, November 1997

Ley, Graham and Sarah Dadswell, Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2012

Mercer, Kobena, Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies, London: Routledge, 1994

Sams, Victoria. Immigration and Contemporary British Theater: Finding a Home on the Stage. Peter Lang, 2014

Shukla, Nikesh, The Good Immigrant (London: Unbound, 2016)

The North/South Divide

Cockin, Katharine, ed., The Literary North, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012

Ehland, Christoph, ed., Thinking Northern: Textures of Identity in the North of England Rodopi, 2007

Kirk, John, ‘Northern Exposure: The Travails of Class in a Post-Industrial Landscape’, in Class, Culture and Social Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007, pp. 13-37

Kirk, Neville, ed. Northern Identities: Historical Interpretations of ‘The North’ and ‘Northernness’. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000

Lewis, Jim and Alan Townsend, The North-South Divide: Regional Change in Britain in the 1980s, London: Paul Chapman Publishing, 1989

Martin, Ronald L. ‘Contemporary debate over the North-South divide’, in Alan R. H. Baker and Mark Billinge, Geographies of England: The North-South Divide, Imagined and Material, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004

Orwell, George, The Road to Wigan Pier, London: Penguin, 2001

Priestley, J. B., English Journey, London: Penguin, 1977

Russell, Dave, Looking North: Northern England and the national imagination, Manchester University Press, 2004

Samuel, Raphael, Island Stories: Unravelling Britain, Verso, 1998

Turner, Graham, The North Country London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1967