Decline of the weekend; British riots of 2011
What was behind the British riots? From Blackberry and gossip to hard facts and first hand accounts. Laurie Taylor talks to Daniel Briggs about his research into last year's summer of discontent and damage. A definitive account of the nature and causes of the riots of 2011. Also, is it all over for the weekend? The sociologists, Jill Ebrey and Guy Standing, ask whether or not the weekend as a time for rest, family life and pleasure, is threatened with extinction by contemporary patterns of work.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Dr Jill Ebrey
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Paper: "Ramblers and Social Cyclists: How did Leisure Shape the Mobilities of the Early Twentieth Century?"
Delivered at the one day workshop "It’s the Weekend’ on November 1st (organised by CRESC at the University of Manchester)
Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath
Find out more about Guy Standing
The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of East London
Find out more about Dr Daniel Briggs
The English Riots of 2011- A Summer of Discontent
Publisher: Waterside Press