Decline of the weekend; British riots of 2011

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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.

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Mon 19 Nov 2012 00:15

Dr Jill Ebrey

Honorary Fellow at CRESC (Centre of Research on Socio-Cultural Change) at the University of Manchester

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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)

Guy Standing

Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath

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The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN-10: 1849663513

ISBN-13: 978-1849663519


Daniel Briggs

Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of East London

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The English Riots of 2011- A Summer of Discontent
Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN-10: 1904380883

ISBN-13: 978-1904380887

"The English Riots of 2011 One Year On": A mini Documentary based on the book by Daniel Briggs (Part 1 and Part 2)

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