Them and us: 'Black neighbourhoods' as a social capital resource
|Starts:||13:00 28 Mar 2017|
|Ends:||14:00 28 Mar 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Tracey Reynolds|
Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series.
The seminar will examine the experiences of black youths and their families living in socially deprived areas of London in order to examine the way in which they recognise the term 'black neighbourhood' as a resource for ethnic identity formation and collective mobilisation. Despite of the problems that are typically associated with 'black neighbourhoods', these neighbourhoods also represent spaces through which a range of social capital resources such as reciprocal ties of trust and solidarity are generated. These spaces provide a sense of wellbeing and belonging.
However, the analysis will also show that the young people's experiences of the neighbourhood are not always positive, and such spaces create negative outcomes for them and their families. I will highlight the restrictive capacity of 'black neighbourhoods' and the various ways in which they limit opportunities to'get on' in terms of social mobility.
Professor Tracey Reynolds
Organisation: The University of Greenwich
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street