Below the surface and beyond the rhetoric: youth, consumerism and the London riots
Briggs, Daniel 2012. Below the surface and beyond the rhetoric: youth, consumerism and the London riots. Dialogue Society. 23 May.
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.
|Keywords||Riots; Youth; Consumerism|
|Journal citation||23 May|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|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|
|23 May 2012|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||21 Jun 2012|
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