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The juridification of nightlife and alternative culture: two UK case studies

Talbot, Deborah (2011). The juridification of nightlife and alternative culture: two UK case studies. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 17(1) pp. 81–93.

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Nightlife, the night-time economy and ‘alternative’ culture has been a source of academic contestation over recent years, with differing views as to the direction and meaning of the contemporary drift of law and policy that serves to regulate this area of social and cultural life. Further, there have so far been few attempts to theorise the nature of change. This article aims to highlight some key theoretical underpinnings that can facilitate an understanding of the kinds of regulatory innovation that pervades nightlife and alternative cultural forms. Using two case studies – free or alternative festivals and Form 696 – it will specifically draw on the concepts of disciplinary power and juridification as a way of theorising both the acceleration of regulatory forms and its impact on the production of alternative culture.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1028-6632
Keywords: nightlife; night-time economy; juridification; policing; music; festivals; governance
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 30485
Depositing User: Deborah Talbot
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:38
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