Below the surface and beyond the rhetoric: youth, consumerism and the London riots

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Briggs, Daniel 2012. Below the surface and beyond the rhetoric: youth, consumerism and the London riots. Dialogue Society. 23 May.
AuthorsBriggs, Daniel
Abstract

In this short essay, I would like to suggest that, more than anything else, the London riots exposed a feature of contemporary British youth culture which, despite governmental and independent scrutiny, was laid completely naked during the unrest and downplayed in subsequent reporting – a strong social and individual commitment toward consumerism.

KeywordsRiots; Youth; Consumerism
JournalDialogue Society
Journal citation23 May
Year2012
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://www.dialoguesociety.org/articles/787-youth-riots-below-the-surface-and-beyond-the-rhetoric-youth-consumerism-and-the-london-riots.html
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1610
Publication dates
Print23 May 2012
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Jun 2012
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Briggs, D.(2012) “Below the surface and beyond the rhetoric: youth, consumerism and the London riots", Dialogue Society, 23 May [online]..

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