Youth voices in post-English riots Tottenham: The role of reflexivity in negotiating negative representations

  title={Youth voices in post-English riots Tottenham: The role of reflexivity in negotiating negative representations},
  author={Julius Elster},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={1386 - 1402}
  • Julius Elster
  • Published 31 March 2020
  • Psychology
  • The Sociological Review
Numerous negative representations of youth emerged in the aftermath of the 2011 English riots. This article intends to fill a gap in the literature on the ‘riot-affected’ areas by looking at how youths from Tottenham (the North London constituency where a peaceful demonstration escalated into the English riots of 2011) deal with stereotypical and homogeneous portrayals put forward by the British mainstream news media and many government ministers. In drawing on an alternative conceptualisation… 


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