'Going Viral' and 'Going Country' the Expressive and Instrumental Activities of Street Gangs on Social Media

Research in Practice
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This study considers the role of the internet in gang culture and activity in the UK. The authors analyse the expressive and instrumental uses of "trap rap" videos posted on YouTube as a means of gaining insight into gang-related activity, such as drug dealing through "working the country lines".

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