Robert Merton would identify these riots according to his modes of adaptation to anomie as a true rebellion. The “Brit’s” want to conduct a new social order of goals and means to replace conventional values and norms. These british political radicals or cult followers are members of the counter-culture. They go against those whom conform and avoid deviance. The riots are unconventional.
When we watched the movie in class, some argued it may be considered innovative. Since they strive toward change though they go about it in a more conservative manner without going against social norms. It is more conservative due to the extreme nature of these riots. I argued that if these riots are not considered rebellious, what is ?
~ Stephanie Carbone