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Contribution to Book
An Extreme Response to Globalization: The Case of Racist Skinhead Youth
Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control and Empowerment
  • Pete Simi, Chapman University
  • Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
9-5-2008
Abstract
Not since the 1960s have the activities of resistance among lower- and working-class youth caused such anxiety in the international community. Yet today the dispossessed are responding to the challenges of globalization and its methods of social control. The contributors to this volume examine the struggle for identity and interdependence of these youth, their clashes with law enforcement and criminal codes, their fight for social, political, and cultural capital, and their efforts to achieve recognition and empowerment. Essays adopt the vantage point of those whose struggle for social solidarity, self-respect, and survival in criminalized or marginalized spaces. In doing so, they contextualize and humanize the seemingly senseless actions of these youths, who make visible the class contradictions, social exclusion, and rituals of psychological humiliation that permeate their everyday lives.
Citation Information
Pete Simi and Barbara G. Brents. "An Extreme Response to Globalization: The Case of Racist Skinhead Youth" Globalizing the Streets: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Youth, Social Control and Empowerment (2008) p. 185 - 202
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barb_brents/8/