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Ros Gill is nominated for SAGE’s prize for Innovation and Excellence.

Congratulations to CCI’s own Ros Gill who is co-author of a paper that has been nominated for this year’s SAGE’s prize for Innovation and Excellence. The paper is one of 6 being considered for the award, which is supported by the British Sociological Association. The paper seeks to disrupt sensationalist racialised and classed media accounts of the youth looting in the 2011 London riots. It draws upon research on young people’s uses of mobile digital technology, including social networking sites like Facebook and Blackberry Messenger, to understand the performance of contemporary teenage masculinities and the circulation of value in digital peer networks. Ros commented: “The credit really goes to Laura Harvey who is lead author of the paper and carried out the interviews with young men. This is a fantastic achievement for her, and it’s really good to see our research on sexting getting yet more recognition”. The research was funded by the NSPCC and Ros will be giving a talk about it at City on April 3rd.
The nominated paper is

Swagger, Ratings and Masculinity: Theorising the Circulation of Social and Cultural Value in Teenage Boys’ Digital Peer Networks

Laura Harvey, Jessica Ringrose and Rosalind Gill

sbbk273 • February 20, 2014

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