Teenage Kicks - Urban Narratives Of Dissent Not Deviance

Stanley, Christopher (1995) Teenage Kicks - Urban Narratives Of Dissent Not Deviance. Crime, Law and Social Change, 23 (2). pp. 91-119. ISSN 0925-4994. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article utilises contemporary social and cultural theory in an interrogation of the ideological construction of activities nominated as social problems. Specifically the article analyses the events of computer hacking, joyriding and raving, activities which are prevalent within youth culture. These activities have been subjected to criminal sanction and regulation and therefore bought within an arena of (governmental) surveillance. This article assesses these events not within the paradigms of criminology and deviancy but as examples of an affirmative cultural politics operative through the technologies of inversion and appropriation which are in excess. These subcultural events assume the status of resistant practices not in terms of ideology but rather in terms of alternative narratives of dissensus representing possible moments of community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 09:53
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 10:32
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19069 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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