Titel: Violent Night: Urban Leisure and Contemporary Culture
Autor/en: Simon Winlow, Steve Hall
BERG PUBL INC
Juni 2006 - kartoniert - 224 Seiten
Current public policy has patently failed to keep on top of the new trends in both consumption and destruction which make urban centers dangerous and crime-ridden areas. Presenting an original approach, "Violent Night" uses powerful insider accounts to uncover the underlying causes of both sanctioned, professional male violence and criminal acts. Interviews with the police, private security personnel, gangsters and the victims of violence reveal the complex emotions that surround both the perpetration and resolution of crime. The authors show that a new approach is needed to successfully rehabilitate a culture struggling and failing to deal with escalating violent crime.
Chapter 1: Introduction - Contemporary Youth Identities in Context
Chapter 2: Working to Live: Contemporary Youth Identities and Labour Markets
Chapter 3: Instrumentalism in Relationships, Culture and Education
Chapter 4: Young People, the Culture Industry and the Night-time Economy
Chapter 5: Alcohol, Violence and the Drudgery of Seeking Pleasure
Chapter 6: Victims' Stories
Chapter 7: Perpetrators' Stories
Chapter 8: Policemens' Stories
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Simon Winlow is Lecturer in Sociology, University of York. Steve Hall is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University.
'Violent Night fizzes and crackles on every page as a picture emerges of the insecurity, instrumentalism, competition and anxiety that now characterises what it means to be young in Britain. It is a powerful antidote to any lingering Romantic notions about the meaning and rate of violence in our society. I cannot recommend it more highly.'Professor David Wilson, Centre for Criminological Research and Practice, University of Central England, Birmingham'Violent Night lifts the lid off Britain's night-time economy, exposing a brutal world of excessive alcohol consumption and hedonistic self-expression. It is a book that will make uncomfortable reading for those who dreamt of a sophisticated nocturnal cafe society, but are now waking up to the reality of city centres awash with so-called 'binge drinkers' and a rising tide of random violence.'Keith Hayward, University of Kent'Winlow and Hall provide a strikingly original theoretical argument about the impact of the shift fro