|Statement||compiled by E. Edwards, R. Golland & S. Leach.|
|Contributions||Golland, R., Leach, Steve, 1942-, Greater London Council. Intelligence Unit.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||159|
Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events have received a great . A riot (/ ˈ r aɪ ə t /) is a form of civil disorder commonly characterized by a group lashing out in a violent public disturbance against authority, property or people.. Riots typically involve theft, vandalism, and destruction of property, public or property targeted varies depending on the riot and the inclinations of those involved. Targets can include shops, cars. Civil Rights, Black Power and Urban Riots Many books have been written about the tumultuous civil rights movement of the s and how African Americans gained the freedom to be Americans rather than segregated into a separate, less-than classification. Wolcott's book tracks the decline of the urban amusement park and the simultaneous rise of the suburban theme park, reframing these shifts within the civil rights context. Filled with detailed accounts and powerful insights, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters brings to light overlooked aspects of conflicts over public by:
With The Great Uprising Peter B. Levy makes splendid contributions to scholarship on the urban insurrections that took place in hundreds of black communities in the United States during the s. Detailed accounts of battles in the cities of Cambridge, Maryland; Baltimore, Maryland; and York, Pennsylvania, demonstrate vividly his arguments that the rebellions took place in /5(2). “Can Urban Riots Cause Change?” was a “Thinking L.A.” event co-presented by UCLA and Zocalo Public Square held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Grand Avenue. "Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters is a significant contribution to the growing corpus that attempts to rethink the traditional contours of the civil rights movement. Uncovering the neglected struggle over public amusements, Wolcott deepens our understanding of the relationship between civil rights, urban history, and popular culture in. The Kerner Report of was an attempt to explain the ghetto riots. It primarily blamed white racism for the oppressive conditions that had been building up in America's big cities since WWII. This is not what the American public wanted to hear in , but a wiser more philosophical America is now ready to explore other possibilities.
If so, public order maintenance and containing riots and disturbances will become key concerns as states and their security forces (the police and military) respond to an age of political and economic uncertainty. An operationally sound response to riots, mobs, and other forms of disorder has strategic implications for governments across the world. This book explores the significance of riots and public disturbances caused by marginalized youth with a migrant background in France and the Netherlands, . In the Newark riot of , 45 percent of Black males from the ages of 15 to 35 identified themselves as rioters. In Detroit, 30 percent of Blacks surveyed were “highly sympathetic” to the riots, while in Oakland 50 percent felt riots would be “helpful.” The uprisings or “riots” during the s and early s numbered in the hundreds. Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York from the prevalence of a law-and-order approach to crowd control and public order. View. and urban riots gained national Author: Cathy Lisa Schneider.