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Coming out of the shadows: undocumented youth, art and activism in the USA

By Ala Sirriyeh ‘I don’t know if you saw that original movie, X Men, in the early 2000s? There is a scene where the character Rogue makes out with her boyfriend then, all of a sudden, her boyfriend passes out because she realises when she touches people they literally all die and that’s her mutant […]

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Broken Utopia: Britain’s Young People After the Referendum

By Benjamin Bowman The situation for young people in the UK was tough already, before the Referendum. To quote one young participant I spoke to in the course of my research, it’s about communities needing investment and being told “well, we haven’t got the money”. Austerity has had a deep effect on young people who […]

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Growing Up and Global Austerity: Comparing Youth Opportunities, Aspirations and Civic Values around the World

Time: Monday 27th June, 2016 – Tuesday 28th June, 2016 Location: UCL Institute of Education This event aims to bring together youth researchers to examine if youth opportunities and civic values are evolving in different ways in different parts of the world. It is widely acknowledged that young people have been amongst the hardest hit by the […]

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Becoming Independent: Youth transitions and Indyref Participation

By Maddie Breeze The enfranchisement of 16 and 17 year olds in the 2014 Scottish referendum saw remarkably high levels of voter turnout among this youngest group, accompanied by wider forms of political engagement. We interviewed young people who’d voted in favour of Scottish independence, to explore this engagement in the immediate aftermath of the […]

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Multi-Layered Uncertainties of Young ‘Brexiting’ Eastern Europeans in the UK

By Aija Lulle and Russell King In our ongoing work about youth spatial mobilities in Europe, we pay special attention to how young people try to generate positive outcomes for themselves, countries and regions in Europe through their own migration experiences. Uncertainty and risk are fundamental to migration and, crucially, we want to know and […]

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Silent Revolts

By Marie-Hélène Bacqué The article Total rioting: from metaphysics to politics is an interesting contribution to the analysis of the ‘riots’, taking a perspective rarely seen, that of the  ‘rioters’. In this commentary, I draw on my own, parallel analysis of the 2005 Paris ‘riots’, ten years on, focussing in particularly on political expression and mobilisation. In particular, I examine […]

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Podcast: Nihilism and Urban Multiculture in Outer East London

In this podcast Malcolm James, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Sussex University, discusses his recent paper in The Sociological Review on the discourse of nihilism as it has emerged in relation to urban multiculture in London. He’s just published a book on this topic: Urban Multiculture.  Originally posted 3rd January 2016.

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Moral Distinctions and Structural Inequality: Homeless Youth Salvaging the Self

This blog post by David Farrugia is an extended abstract for the paper Moral distinctions and structural inequality: homeless youth salvaging the self. By David Farrugia The distribution of moral worth is central to understanding the relationship between structural inequalities and subjectivities in contemporary capitalist societies. As the longstanding distinction between ‘respectable’ and ‘unruly’ working class subjects […]

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Between Categories and Cosmopolitanism: On the Subtleties of Voters’ Persuasions

By John Loewenthal Through Nigel Rapport’s notion of a cosmopolitan anthropology – where difference exists at the level of the individual – we can articulate how common themes in the UK snap election are differently evaluated from person to person. The high levels of popularity as well as unpopularity for both major party leaders and the centrality […]

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