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Research and Writing Handbook
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Research and writing handbook [Name of Customer] [Name of Institute] [Journalism] The news item that has been chosen was published in a prominent and reputed English daily ‘The Guardian’ and provides an insight coverage of the barbaric and inhumane events that plagued the streets of London after police shot Mark Duggan in the area of Tottenham.
However during the course of this discussion we would be analyzing the killing and the subsequent riots that sparked in the aftermath from the perspective of identity negotiations. However it is important that an idea regarding the understanding of identity negotiations is first acquired. Identity negotiations is referred to as a process through the help and application of which people get an understanding and reach upon an agreement regarding the identity of different people living in their society. It is with the help of this understanding that people actually assume their identities and consequent roles that they need to fulfil in the societal setup they are a part of. (Bakir and David. 2007) On psychological grounds the phenomenon of identity negotiation uncovers a different aspect which is based upon the clash that takes place between the expectations of perceivers with self-views that targets hold. It is under such a condition that people and members of a society engage in a “battle of wills” and it is in the midst of these conditions that a society gets stratified and once again yearns for an identity. (Swann. 1987) The disastrous events that took place in London after the killing of Mark Duggan provided a comprehensible manifestation of a divided community and society members. ...
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