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What does it suggest to be younger in a altering international? How are migration, payment and new city cultures shaping younger lives? And particularly, are race, position and sophistication nonetheless significant to modern formative years cultures? This pathbreaking booklet exhibits how youngsters are responding otherwise to fresh social, monetary and cultural differences. From the spirit of white localism deployed by means of deindustrialized soccer supporters, to the hybrid multicultural exchanges displayed via city adolescence, children are discovering new methods of wrestling with questions of race and ethnicity. via globalization is whiteness now being displaced by way of black tradition in model, song and slang and if that is so, what effect is that this having on race politics? additionally, what occurs to these humans and areas which are left at the back of by way of adjustments in past due modernity? by means of constructing a distinct model of spatial cultural reviews, this ebook explores advanced formations of race and sophistication as they come up within the refined textures of whiteness, respectability and adolescence subjectivity. this can be the 1st e-book to seem particularly at younger ethnicities in the course of the prism of localglobal swap. Eloquently written, its riveting ethnographic case reviews and insider bills will make sure that this booklet turns into a benchmark ebook for writing on race in years yet to come.

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Such hostilities sharply contradict the fallacy of a ‘no problem here’ attitude that presumes that racism is absent from mainly white areas (Gaine, 1987, 1995). The image of Chinese, Hong Kong or British-Born Chinese (BBCs) as ‘Oriental experts’ in martial arts is a recurring myth in Western imagination, a theme addressed by David Parker (1995) in his book Through Different Eyes. Along with Chinese and South Asian communities in the region one can also trace a history of Arab migration to the area.

35 – Race, Place and Globalization But that is not all. At the same time are also to be found more stable communities attracted to the social ‘stickiness’ of kinship, work, leisure and neighbourhood networks. , 1996). At the national scale too, it remains premature to write uncritically of the death of the nation state. For Manuel Castells, ‘The fading away of the nation-state is a fallacy’, since states remain ‘strategic actors, playing their interests, and the interests of those they are supposed to represent, on a global system of interaction, in a condition of systematically shared sovereignty’ (1997:307).

The movement from workplaces to ‘cool places’ (Skelton and Valentine, 1998), and the question of why this change has happened and what are its implications is, to my mind, currently under-theorized. What does it mean to design a new youth studies agenda around a geographical focus of the night-club, shopping mall or Rave event? What does this tell us, if anything, about the perceptions held by adult researchers of young people’s life worlds? And what happens to theory and politics when we explore youth identities outside of the school, labour market, family or crime-ridden neighbourhood?

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