‘Protest: Stories of Resistance’ – featuring Professor David Waddington

Front cover of 'Protest - Stories of Resistance' featuring Professor David Waddington. Courtesy of Comma Press.
Title:Protest: Stories of Resistance
Publisher: Comma Press
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Authors:Features Sandra Alland, Martyn Bedford, Kate Clanchy, David Constantine, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kit de Waal, Stuart Evers, Maggie Gee, Michelle Green, Andy Hedgecock, Laura Hird, Matthew Holness, Juliet Jacques, Sara Maitland, Courttia Newland, Holly Pester, Joanna Quinn, Francesca Rhydderch, Jacob Ross, Alexei Sayle, ProfessorDavid Waddington
Publication date:March, 2018
Print ISBN:1910974439, 9781910974438
Format: 129mm x 198mm, hardcover
Number of pages:464

Whatever happened to British protest?

For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power.

In this timely and evocative collection, twenty authors have assembled to re-imagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses – who also contribute afterwords – these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles, offering a streetlevel perspective on the noble art of resistance.

In the age of fake news and post-truth politics this book fights fiction with (well researched, historically accurate) fiction.

Written with historians, sociologists and eyewitnesses, this anthology follows fictional characters caught up in the real-life struggles of the grassroots movements that agitated for change in Britain, offering a street-level perspective on the noble art of resistance.

Professor David Waddington’s first-hand knowledge of the miners’ strike was the basis of a short story on the Battle of Orgreave, which is included alongside other fact-based works of fiction in the anthology. Please click here for more information on the book, and to pre-order the paperback.

David Waddington is the Head of Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) and Co-Director of the Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University.