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Title: (In)security in the mainstream : media and the 2011 English riots
Author: Docherty, Stevie
ISNI:       0000 0004 7427 4338
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2018
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In this thesis, I present a new approach to interpreting and understanding the 2011 English riots. While recognising that this is one approach among many possible others, I offer a reading of the events of August 2011 that doubles as a unique re-reading of them. Re-reading the riots is an undertaking that is only possible from a perspective informed by the passage of time, in which the riots have receded and become part of the recent past. I draw on theories of media ecology and media archaeology in order to cast light on how the riots, the worst disorder in Britain in the twenty-first century, unfolded in and through media. I employ a multi-strand research design combining multimodal analysis of media data together with focus groups and interview fieldwork in order to better understand the riotous media ecology, and how the ecology of the riots has persisted over time.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HM Sociology