Riot: race and politics in the 2011 disorders

Murji, Karim ORCID: 0000-0001-7490-7906 and Neal, Sarah (2011) Riot: race and politics in the 2011 disorders. Sociological Research Online, 16 (4).

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Abstract

The 2011 riots have already been the most commented upon riots of recent decades. Casting some doubt about generalised and holistic explanations and responses, we seek to locate the events in a matrix of race, policing and politics. This approach enables us to identify shifts in political discourse around the riots from the simple to the complex, as well as significant changes between how the events of 2011 and earlier riots have been 'read'. We seek to unravel some of these strands, to show how race, place and political discourse have been located in the reaction to the riots. In drawing attention to important unevenness, we argue that sociologists need to focus on both continuities and changes since the 1980s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Racialization, Media, Haunting, Policies, Politicians, Police
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice
Law and criminal justice
Media
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Policing and criminal investigations
Depositing User: Karim Murji
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 12:18
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4027

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