YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Book Review: Lammy, D (2011) ‘Out of The Ashes – Britain After The Riots’, reviewed by Isabel Chapman

‘Out of the Ashes’ is part political essay, using the 2011 August riots as a starting point, and part memoir, drawing on David Lammy’s own dysfunctional upbringing, in Tottenham, North London, the constituency he now politically represents. The book attempts to analyse the causes of the witnessed disorder by presenting specific, provocative examples and suggesting possible long term solutions. The book argues dismissing the riots as ‘criminality, pure and simple’ (Lammy, 2011: 236) as Prime Minster David Cameron did during the disturbances, is not only a weak, unsubstantial stance, it is also ultimately incredibly detrimental to society.

 

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, an independent small publisher specialising in social and political sciences 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PL, UK. (c) IARS Publications.

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