'Ned' Pride in Scotland; Weapon Dogs
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.
Public health researcher in the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow
Find out more about Robert Young
Paper: “Can Neds (or Chavs) Be Non-delinquent, Educated or Even Middle Class? Contrasting Empirical Findings with Cultural Stereotypes?”
Sociology December 2012 vol. 46 no. 6 1140-1160
Reader in Sociology, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
Find out more about Dr Stephanie Lawler
Identity: Sociological Perspectives
Lecturer in Criminology & Sociology at Middlesex University
Find out more about Dr Simon Harding
Unleashed: The Phenomena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs
Publisher: Policy Press