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Riots in Literature addresses representations of crowd disorder as manifestations of popular politics, including colonial and postcolonial contexts. The terms used to describe disorder are themselves, of course, contested. Words like mob, demonstration and protest, not to mention riot itself, denote a particular perspective based on an elitist taxonomy for dealing with social and cultural phenomena in society. Of primary concern is the way in which the text describes and designates crowd behaviour using the language of ...

Riots in Literature 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847185822