Bouncers

- Violence and Governance in the Night-Time Economy

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Bouncers
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-04-2003
Sprog:
Engelsk
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In recent years, the expansion of night-time leisure has emerged as a key indicator of post-industrial urban prosperity, attracting investment, creating employment, and re-generating the built environment.These leisure economies are youth-dominated, focusing upon the sale and consumption of alcohol. Unprecedented numbers of young people now flock to town centres that are crammed with bars, pubs, and clubs, and the resulting violent disorder has over run police resources that remain geared to the drinking patterns and alcohol cultures of previous generations. Post-industrial re-structuring has spawned an increasingly complex mass of night-time leisure options through which numerous licit and illicit commercial opportunities flow. Yet, regardless of the fashionable and romantic notions of many contemporary urban theorists, it is alcohol, mass intoxication, and profit rather than 'cultural regeneration,' which lies at the heart of this rapidly expanding dimension of post-industrial urbanism.Private security in the bulky form of bouncers fills the void left by the public police. These men (only 7% are women), whose activities are barely regulated by the State, are dominated by a powerful subculture rooted in routine violence and intimidation.Using ethnography, participant observation, and extensive interviews with all the main players, this controversial book charts the emergence of the bouncer as one of the most graphic symbols in the iconography of post-industrial Britain.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-04-2003
ISBN13:
9780199252244
Vægt:
496 g
Dybde:
23 mm
Bredde:
145 mm
Højde:
224 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    This work attempts to understand Britain's night-time economy, the violence that pervades it, and the bouncers whose job it is to prevent it. Using ethnography, participant observation, and interviews, this title charts the emergence of the bouncer as one of the most graphic symbols in the iconography of post-industrial Britain.PRIZES:Winner of 2003 Radzinowicz Prize.

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