THUG LIFE Drill music as a periscope into urban violence in the consumer age

Lynes, Adam and Kelly, Craig and Kelly, Emma (2020) THUG LIFE Drill music as a periscope into urban violence in the consumer age. British Journal of Criminology. ISSN 0007-0955

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Abstract

This paper seeks to develop an understanding of interpersonal violence within an urban landscape. An increase in violent crime has garnered intense media attention with drill—an emerging subgenre of hip hop—being sighted by media outlets as a causal factor for the rise in gang-related violence. Within this perspective, the Metropolitan Police took action, which affirmed this narrative. This paper seeks to refute such simplistic discussions of interpersonal violence whilst recognizing the opportunity such notions pose for academics to utilize knowledge of subcultures to explore possible insights into the wider understanding of violence and capitalism.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa011
Dates:
DateEvent
17 February 2020Accepted
3 March 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drill music knife crime Violence
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-01 - social sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Adam Lynes
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 05:44
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 03:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8986

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