BOUNCERS and THE NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY
Laurie Taylor takes a walk on the wild side as he talks to Criminology Professors, Dick Hobbs and Geoff Pearson, about the UK’s burgeoning night-time economy.
With a major change in licensing laws currently going through Parliament, liberalisation has already led to a creeping expansion of all-night pubs and clubs in town centres.
While this new economic sector offers much needed employment, it also increases levels of disorder and violence on the street.
In this world bouncers are the kings of the sidewalks but unlike the police, these privatised peace-keepers are commercially motivated and their behaviour is relatively unregulated – so how well can the two forces work together?
CULTURE and CLASS
The idea of a classless society remains just that, an idea.
Laurie Taylor hears about the contrasting receptions of working class hen parties and the antics of the middle-class heroines of Sex and the City when he talks to Sociology Professor, Beverley Skeggs, about cultural resources. Who can capitalise on them and who cannot?
Professor of Sociology and Criminologist
University of Durham
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Oxford University Press
Professor of Criminology at Goldsmiths College, University of London
Head of Department of Sociology
University of Manchester Department of Sociology
Formations of Class and Gender: Becoming Respectable (Theory, Culture and Society)
Sage Publications Ltd
Matter out of place: visibility and sexualities in leisure spaces
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The appearance of class: challenges in gay space
in Cultural studies and the working class: Subject to Change
Edited by Sally R.Munt
Continuum International Publishing Group - Academic and Professional
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