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Generation Right



Film Screening of 'Generation Right'.

Using the Thatcher and Major governments (1979- 1997) as the case study, the film's aim is to explore the experiences of crime, victimisation and fear of crime at the national and regional levels, and for key socio-demographic groups, since the 1970s (and where possible earlier than this). Recent publications have demonstrated the appropriateness of the general methodology (Farrall and Jennings 2012; Jennings et al 2012) and two theoretical papers (see Hay and Farrall, 2011; Farrall and Hay 2010) have outlined our thinking with regards to the ways in which ‘Thatcherite’ social and economic policies in one policy domain (e.g. housing) created ‘spill-over’ effects in other policy domains (such as crime).

Nearly a quarter century after it ended, the UK remains profoundly changed by Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Michelle Coomber's archive rich film is a timely reminder of how Thatcher decisively set about implementing a profound sea change in the United Kingdom in order to create “a climate of opportunity and enterprise”. The vast number of changes her government introduced led to a period of prolonged bitterness, record unemployment and crime for much of the country.

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The showing will be followed with a Q&A session with Professor Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield) who was involved in the making of the film and the ESRC project Long-term Trajectories of Crime in the UK.

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When & where

6.00pm - 8.00pmWednesday 24th February 2016

AG22 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Peter Aggar

Research Support Services Manager

Research and Enterprise

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8246

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