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

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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.
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What People Are Saying

Kai Erikson

Globalizing the Streets makes the compelling case that marginalized young people all over the world are being drawn to the culture of the streets. The volume shows that these youths are searching for identity, meaning, fellowship, security, a measure of excitement and joy, and a way of coping with a global social order that seems no longer to have a place for them. A very important and powerful work.

Kai Erikson, William R Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Studies, Yale University

Tom Hayden

This extremely timely work offers an approach to the youth crisis based on the rich, largely untapped potential of those in the margins wherever they may be found. In doing so, the authors firmly reject the usual pathologizing frames of reference within which our kids are most often located. A great book for students of resistance and activists alike.

Tom Hayden, former California state senator and author of Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence

Jock Young

This is the book on youth we have all been waiting for: international in its orbit and interdisciplinary in its research, it combines feisty theory with grass roots ethnography backed up by creative politics. It places today's youth firmly in a transnational perspective roundly debunking and dismissing stereotypes in a world of continuous moral panics about young people and the demonization of street gangs in particular. If you have any interest or concern about what is going on in the streets of our big cities, in the real world outside of the tabloid press, read this book.

Jock Young, University of Kent, author of The Vertigo of Late Modernity

Michael Flynn, PhD, is associate director of the Center on Terrorism at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York, and an assistant professor of Psychology at York College and CUNY. He is the co-editor (with Charles B. Strozier) of "Genocide, War and Human Survival," "Trauma and Self," and "The Year 2000: Essays on the End." He is the editor of "The Second Nuclear Age: Political and Psychocultural Perspectives." His research interests include the psychological and political economy of urban violence; the psychological effects of living in a nuclearized world; literary, autobiographical, and psychohistorical approaches to the self and trauma; and the public and media role of the psychologist. David Brotherton, PhD, is the Chair of the Sociology Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Dr. Brotherton has been researching youth subcultures for more than a dozen years and co-founded the Street Organization Project in 1997. For the last few years he has been organizing annual international academic/practitioner/community conferences on street youth and is currently focusing on youth gangs and delinquency. He is the co-editor of Gangs and Society, The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (both from Columbia), and the upcoming Keeping Out the Other (Columbia).

Kai Erikson

Globalizing the Streets makes the compelling case that marginalized young people all over the world are being drawn to the culture of the streets. The volume shows that these youths are searching for identity, meaning, fellowship, security, a measure of excitement and joy, and a way of coping with a global social order that seems no longer to have a place for them. A very important and powerful work.

Tom Hayden

This extremely timely work offers an approach to the youth crisis based on the rich, largely untapped potential of those in the margins wherever they may be found. In doing so, the authors firmly reject the usual pathologizing frames of reference within which our kids are most often located. A great book for students of resistance and activists alike.

Jock Young

This is the book on youth we have all been waiting for: international in its orbit and interdisciplinary in its research, it combines feisty theory with grass roots ethnography backed up by creative politics. It places today's youth firmly in a transnational perspective roundly debunking and dismissing stereotypes in a world of continuous moral panics about young people and the demonization of street gangs in particular. If you have any interest or concern about what is going on in the streets of our big cities, in the real world outside of the tabloid press, read this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231128223
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Flynn, PhD, is associate director of the Center on Terrorism at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York, and an assistant professor of Psychology at York College and CUNY. He is the co-editor (with Charles B. Strozier) of "Genocide, War and Human Survival," "Trauma and Self," and "The Year 2000: Essays on the End." He is the editor of "The Second Nuclear Age: Political and Psychocultural Perspectives." His research interests include the psychological and political economy of urban violence; the psychological effects of living in a nuclearized world; literary, autobiographical, and psychohistorical approaches to the self and trauma; and the public and media role of the psychologist. David Brotherton, PhD, is the Chair of the Sociology Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. Dr. Brotherton has been researching youth subcultures for more than a dozen years and co-founded the Street Organization Project in 1997. For the last few years he has been organizing annual international academic/practitioner/community conferences on street youth and is currently focusing on youth gangs and delinquency. He is the co-editor of Gangs and Society, The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (both from Columbia), and the upcoming Keeping Out the Other (Columbia).

Columbia University Press

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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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