Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control, and Empowerment

Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control, and Empowerment

by Fabiola Salek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231128223

ISBN-13: 9780231128223

Pub. Date: 06/17/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Not since the cultural and economic rebellions of the 1960s have the activities of resistance among lower-and working-class youth caused such anxiety in the international community. Yet, unlike the sixties, today the dispossessed are responding to the challenges of globalization and its methods of social control. The contributors to this volume examine the struggle

Overview

Not since the cultural and economic rebellions of the 1960s have the activities of resistance among lower-and working-class youth caused such anxiety in the international community. Yet, unlike the sixties, today the dispossessed are responding to the challenges of globalization and its methods of social control. The contributors to this volume examine the struggle for identity and interdependence among these youth, their clashes with law enforcement and criminal codes, their fight for social, political, and cultural capital, and their efforts to achieve recognition and empowerment. Essays adopt the vantage point of those whose struggle for dignity, social solidarity, self-respect, and survival in the criminalized or marginalized spaces in which they live. In doing so, they contextualize and humanize the seemingly senseless actions of these youths, who make visible the class contradictions, social exclusion, and rituals of psychological humiliation that permeate their everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128223
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Youth, Social Control, and Surveillance
Youth Experiences of Surveillance: A Cross-National Analysis   Martin Ruck   Anita Harris   Michelle Fine   Nick Freudenberg     15
From the Outside Looking In: Young People's Perceptions of Risk and Danger in an East London Borough   Simon Hallsworth   Janet Ransom     31
Street Youth, Homelessness, and Displacement
Living Free: Nomadic Traveling Among Homeless Street Youth   Marni Finkelstein   Richard Curtis   Barry Spunt     47
Street Youth in New York City and Sao Paulo: Deconstructing the Striking Differences, Global Similarities, and Local Specificities$dBenedito Rodrigues Dos Santos     62
Searching for Home: Russian Street Youth and the Criminal Community   Svetlana Stephenson     77
Gangs and Street Cultures in the Globalized City
Social Control and Street Gangs in Los Angeles   James Diego Vigil     95
Youth Subcultures, Resistance, and the Street Organization in Late Modern New York   David C. Brotherton     114
Children of the Land, Fruit of the Ghetto   Ana Daza   David C. Brotherton   Gipsy Escobar   Michael Flynn     133
Victimization, Resistance, and Violence: Exploringthe Links Between Girls in Gangs   Dana M. Nurge   Michael Shively     147
Youth, Violence, and Subcultures of Whiteness
Ethnic Envy: How Teens Construct Whiteness in Globalized America   Randy Blazak     169
An Extreme Response to Globalization: The Case of Racist Skinhead Youth   Pete Simi   Barbara Brents     185
Columbine: The School Shooting as a Postmodern Phenomenon   Ralph W. Larkin     203
'Cause Fightin' Is Just Fightin': Caucasian Youth, Violence, and Social Exclusion in a Globalized Age   Michael Flynn     216
Innovative Interventions and Youth in Crises
Integrating Interventions: Outreach and Research Among Street Youth in the Rockies   Jean Scandlyn   Suzanne Discenza   James van Leeuwen     235
Youth Force in the South Bronx   Barry Checkoway   Lisa Figueroa   Katie Richards-Schuster     262
Motivating and Supporting Activist Youth: A View from Nonformal Settings   Leonisa Ardizzone     273
Agents of Change Responding to Violence and Exclusion   Donna Decesare     287
Contributors     301
Index     307

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