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1 © 2005 David Schweingruber Campus Riots April 13, 2005 http://www.iastate.edu/~soc.134 © 2005 David Schweingruber Riot overview Types of riots Communal riot (“race riot”): people targeted because of ethnic group, language or religion Commodity riot: property is destroyed regardless of ownership Protest riot: violence to protest policy or actions by authorities or others Police riot: police beat people instead of arresting them Celebratory riot: violence to celebrate sports victory or other occasion Not found in contemporary U.S.:soccer riots, food riots, machine breaking Riots often take place in waves Race riots in 1910-20s and 1940s Urban (commodity) riots in 1960s Campus riots in 1990s-2000s © 2005 David Schweingruber Campus unrest Campus unrest has a long history in the U.S. • Students protested in favor of the U.S. Revolution • Late 18th Century: Harvard students rioted against bad food • 19th Century: Riots against in loco parentis and other institutional policies; land-grant students protested against mandatory military training • 1960s-70s: Widespread protest regarding the Vietnam War and civil rights • 1990s-2000: Riots unrelated to protest become common; these are called “celebratory riots,” “mixed- issue campus disturbances,” or “convivial disorders” © 2005 David Schweingruber Campus riots (unrelated to protest) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 McCarthy, Martin, McPhail and Cress. 2002. © 2005 David Schweingruber Iowa State Campus Disturbances 1985: During VEISHEA weekend’s “Ash Bash,” cars were overturned and burned. 1988: Disturbances took place on three consecutive VEISHEA weekend nights. During the Sunday morning riot, people in a crowd of approximately 5,000 threw bottles, bricks and rocks and made a bonfire from furniture. Of the 45 people arrested, 25 were ISU students.
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