|Dates:||26 May 2015|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Malcolm James|
Title: Negative politics: the conformity, struggles and radical possibilities of youth culture in outer East London
Dr Malcolm James, University of Sussex
Drawing on a two-year ethnography of three youth clubs, this paper addresses young people’s contemporary politics in outer East London.
Through an ethnographic exploration of online music videos and one girl’s story the paper engages with, and questions, prevailing academic discourses on the decline of youth politics.
The paper discusses how young people’s political performances conform to the neoliberal matrix. However, beyond this, it also explores their struggles against neoliberal marginalisation and the possibility of radical politics beyond the constraints of this matrix. The overall argument of this paper is to understand how young people’s politics are simultaneously conformist, agonist, and possibly radical in contemporary outer East London.
There is no need to book a place but please come early for a light lunch.
Dr Malcolm James - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/355671
Dr Malcolm James
Organisation: University of Sussex
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