'Ned' Pride in Scotland; Weapon Dogs

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Weapon dogs - Laurie Taylor discusses the phenomenon of status dogs with Simon Harding, the author of 'Unleashed..' Also, the growth of 'Ned' pride in Scotland. 'Ned', or non educated delinquent, is the Scottish equivalent of the English term 'Chav'. It refers stereotypically to uneducated and anti social youth. But the sociologist, Robert Young, finds that some young Scots, including middle class teenagers, are proudly adopting the 'Ned' label as a mark of sub cultural rebellion. Stephanie Lawler, who has also studied the 'chav' phenomenon, joins the discussion.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Robert Young

Public health researcher in the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow


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Paper: “Can Neds (or Chavs) Be Non-delinquent, Educated or Even Middle Class? Contrasting Empirical Findings with Cultural Stereotypes?”
doi: 10.1177/0038038511435059
Sociology December 2012 vol. 46 no. 6 1140-1160

Stephanie Lawler

Reader in Sociology, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University


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Identity: Sociological Perspectives
Publisher: Polity
ISBN-10: 074563575X
ISBN-13: 978-0745635750


Simon Harding

Lecturer in Criminology & Sociology at Middlesex University


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Unleashed: The Phenomena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN-10: 1447300270
ISBN-13: 978-1447300274


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