Toxic Toxteth: understanding press stigmatization of Toxteth during the 1981 uprising.
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BUTLER, A. . Toxic Toxteth: understanding press stigmatization of Toxteth during the 1981 uprising. Journalism [online], (accepted).
The paper begins with a review of the literature of media stigmatization before discussing the research design. It then turns to a consideration of Liverpool and Toxteth’s stigmatized image before presenting my findings and a discussion of how the press constructs a stigmatizing and pathologizing image of Toxteth in 1981. The paper concludes by suggesting that if the media sought to ‘give voice to the voiceless’, a more equitable, less stigmatizing press could emerge.