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Race in Australia’s youthful urban leisure scenes

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posted on 2024-06-18, 17:12 authored by S Idriss, R Atie
Within the context of hyper surveillance and panic over young people’s political and creative forms of participation, we draw on biographical interviews to explore how young people from socio-economically disadvantaged and migrant backgrounds of Sydney's Western suburbs participate in Slam Poetry scenes. Slam poetry is a global cultural activity, with a strong base in places like Western Sydney where young people from minority backgrounds collectively develop a shared language of resistance. Indeed, it is argued that neo-tribal leisure scenes are important sites for understanding how young people construct their identities as “pleasure citizens” in collectivist terms (Riley, S., Y. Morey, and C. Griffin. 2010. “The ‘Pleasure Citizen’ Analyzing Partying as a Form of Social and Political Participation.” Young 18 (1): 33–54). We aim to build on this argument, considering how categories of ethnicity, class and gender are embodied by our informants within youthful forms of sociality.

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Journal

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Volume

43

Pagination

1854-1871

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0141-9870

eISSN

1466-4356

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Informa UK Limited

Issue

10

Publisher

ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

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