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1997: The Future that Never Happened

by Richard Power Sayeed
£10.99   paperback  Zed Books Ltd (2017)

1997: The Future that Never Happened by Richard Power Sayeed An immersive account of Britain in 1997, a year which laid the foundation of our current political crisis.
Tony Blair and Noel Gallagher shaking hands at No. 10. Saatchi’s YBAs setting the international art world aflame. Geri Halliwell in a Union Jack dress. A time of vibrancy and optimism: when the country was united by the hope of a better and brighter future. So why, twenty years on, did that future never happen?
Richard Power Sayeed takes a provocative look at this epochal year, arguing that the dark undercurrents of that time had a much more enduring legacy than the marketing gimmick of ‘Cool Britannia’. He reveals how the handling of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry ushered in a new type of racism. How the feminism-lite of 'Girl Power' made sexism stronger. And how the promises of New Labour left the country more fractured than ever.
This lively, rich and evocative book explores why 1997 was a turning point for British culture and society - away from a fairer, brighter future and on the path to our current malaise.

ISBN 13: 9781786991997 | ISBN 10: 1786991993

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