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Sveinung Sandberg

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421203

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.162) (p.163) Nine Conclusion
Source:
Street capital
Author(s):

Sveinung Sandberg

Willy Pedersen

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0009

This chapter concludes that, in a Nordic context, with a high density of welfare-state institutions and private welfare organisations out in the streets, presenting oneself as a victim is also an important part of what is conceptualised as street capital. It also observes that the Nordic context demonstrates that, to understand street culture, more than marginalisation theory is needed. The chapter notes that street culture is not only about poverty, discrimination, or other socioeconomic processes. It observes that the benevolent welfare state provided most of The River dealers with solid economic support and help; still, groups are left out, and sought alternative arenas for identity development. The chapter points out that no matter how much money is put into prevention efforts and welfare programmes, these efforts will fail unless there are some attractive identities offered to youths as well.

Keywords:   Nordic context, welfare state, street culture, marginalisation theory, identity development

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