Ester McGeeney on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

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At the end of last month I started my week with a colleague from Sussex University, a few of our new masters students and a trip to the CLF theatre in Peckham Rye. We were there to watch The Girls – a play based on the lives of the four young […]

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David Maguire on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

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The working title for my research is: ‘Learning to Serve Time: troubling Spaces of Working Class Masculinity in the U.K’. It aims to explore, through the in-depth study of a group of young adult prisoners, the ways in which the construction of a particular version(s) of masculinity operate as a factor […]

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Abby Hardgrove on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

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I work as a post-graduate research associate on a research initiative focused on young men’s experiences of unemployment in the UK during a time of austerity: ‘Diaspora geographies and generations: spaces of civil engagement’. This is a collaborative research endeavour directed by Professor Linda McDowell and in collaboration with Dr. Esther […]

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Sarah Burton on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

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Recently I had the pleasure of attending Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects:The London Riots one year on. The riots in August 2012 came just as I was preparing to begin my teacher training; I was fascinated by the reporting of the disturbance and violence as emanating from a disenfranchised, feral youth, […]

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Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On

A Conference Report for GEA
Over the past year, academics have brought critical perspectives to bear on the complex causes and consequences of the English riots of 2011. Important questions have been raised about the relationship between the riots and the increasingly hostile conditions of neolib
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