Cultural and Social History volume 10, issue 4, P559-575 2013 DOI: 10.2752/147800413x13727009732209 View full text
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Drew Gray

Abstract: This article will offer a fresh perspective on media attitudes towards workingclass youth in late Victorian London by looking in detail at a case study of violent youth crime. It offers an analysis of gang crime in the late nineteenth-century capital and explores the use of class and stereotyping in the reporting of working-class youth. It considers the extent to which the problems of violent youth gangs were manipulated by the press to portray the capital as a 'city out of control'. Finally, it will argue th…

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