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Lost Youth in the New Global City

15 April 2009
12:30 - 13:30

Date :

15 April 2009

Time :

12:30 – 13:30

Presenters :

Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough, Faculty of Education University of Cambridge


What does it mean to be young, to be economically disadvantaged, and to live in the post 9/11 urban inner city, where intimations of incipient terrorism, both considered and casual, have become the characteristic channel for everyday racism and ethnic hysteria?  What does it mean to be young and to be subject to constant surveillance both from the formal agencies of the state and from the informal challenge of competing youth groups?   

What is life like for the ‘lost youth’ of late modernity, no longer at the centre of city life, but pushed instead to new and insecure margins of the urban inner city? How are changing patterns of migration and work, along with shifting gender roles and expectations, impacting upon marginalised youth in the radically transformed urban city of the 21st century?

Please RSVP by 10 April 2009


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