Tag: riots

From Joshua Clover’s Riot. Strike. Riot. pg 15: The strike is the form of collective action that  1) struggles to set the price of labor power (or the conditions of labor, which is much the same thing: the amount of misery that can be purchased by the pound);  2) features workers appearing in their role […]

From Joshua Clover’s Riot. Strike. Riot pg 2. He argues that the return of the riot reverses a long term trend observed by Charles Tilley, in which the riot had given way to the strike as the foremost tactic in socially available repertoires of contention: As the overdeveloped nations have entered into sustained, if uneven, […]

Three years have passed since the ‘riots’ that shook England following the shooting of Mark Duggan at the hands of the Metropolitan police. But as Ferguson burns across the Atlantic following the shooting of Michael Brown and yet another inquiry exposes theĀ  endemic corruption within the Metropolitan Police force here in the UK, it is […]

I’ll add this special issue of Sociological Research Online to my collection Sociological Imagination and UK Riots. Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: Reflections, Repercussions and Reverberations – an Introduction by Kim Allen, Sumi Hollingworth, Ayo Mansaray and Yvette Taylor http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/4/1.html Reflections on a ‘Depressing Inevitability’ by Marisa Silvestri http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/4/2.html Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The […]