Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool

Ilan, Jonathan (2015) Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 216 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-02858-7. (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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Abstract

How do poverty, youth and crime relate to the concept of being 'cool'? Jonathan Ilan presents a unique, theoretically informed overview of street culture in various parts of the world – its origins, functions, manifestations and appeal – examining both its bearing on criminal lifestyles and on the cultivation of 'cool.' Drawing on contemporary research and original examples to evidence new ways of thinking about street culture - from the favelas of Brazil to housing projects in the USA - the text locates street culture within its particular social, cultural and economic contexts. Covering diverse subjects from brutal violence to contemporary fashion it explores the ways in which street culture is intertwined with processes of social exclusion and inclusion. An in-depth and even-handed guide to understanding the practices, styles and struggles associated with a particular section of the socio-economically disadvantaged, this text stands as an invaluable resource for students and academics across a range of disciplines, including youth studies, urban studies, criminology, sociology, cultural studies and geography.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV9069 Delinquency studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Jonathan Ilan
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 13:26 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 15:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49120 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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