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Youth Marginality in BritainContemporary Studies of Austerity$
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Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447330523

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.001.0001

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On the margins: the last place to rebel? Understanding young people's resistance to social conformity

On the margins: the last place to rebel? Understanding young people's resistance to social conformity

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(p.225) Fourteen On the margins: the last place to rebel? Understanding young people's resistance to social conformity
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Youth Marginality in Britain
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Jane McKay

Frances Atherton

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0015

Jane McKay and Frances Atherton examine young people’s social play in terms of how space is negotiated where potential conflict is tempered to maintain the freedom, which boundary spaces may offer. They focus on the role of resistance at places of intersection, where the desire to define a new liberty, or a free space can involve opposition, resistance and transgression. They consider adult interruption, especially from the Police where young people are framed by wider social and political contexts that set the boundaries, rules, and possibilities of their lives. They demonstrate how marginalisation occurs in the micro-interactions of the mundane, and relate their findings to the wider competing discourses of risk and marginality.

Keywords:   Youth Marginality, Ethnography, Spatiality, Agency, Resistance, ‘Other,’, Risk, Moral Panic, Police, Community

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