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Street youth groups in Sidi Moussa/Morocco: the everyday resistance of precariousness

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dc.contributor.author Touhtou, Rachid
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-11T06:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-11T06:19:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Touhtou R. Street youth groups in Sidi Moussa/Morocco: the everyday resistance of precariousness. Youth and globalization. 2021;3(2):265-85. DOI: 10.1163/25895745-bja10010
dc.identifier.issn 2589-5737
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54342
dc.description.abstract Street youth groups (syg) in Morocco represent underground urban counterculture where “class conflict” is being fed by lack of opportunities to climb the social ladder. Indefinable and tormenting globalization (Montgomery, 2019; Wacquant, 2009) has psychologically and socially transformed youth into social “victims”/dreamers of a “modern” wellbeing. Social inequalities exacerbated by covid-19 pandemic produced new precarious youths at the margins of “patronaged” neoliberal policies implemented for buying social peace policies. In this context, this paper is based on an ethnographic research with “Tcharmil” Street youth in the neighborhood of Sidi Moussa in Sale, twin city of the Capital Rabat known for urban violence in substandard housing. In this paper, I argue that these “Mcharmlin” youth are resisting marginalization through invading streets and imposing their “subculture” as a “non-movement” (Bayat, 2013) against inequalities. These humans of Sidi Moussa who are young and poor, facing the Atlantic and far from the Capital about 30 minutes behind walled ancient city of Sale of Corsairs, dreaming of a stable life, job and respect from society, living in “Zanqa 0”. Youth refusing nothingness are invading streets which do not have even a name as all streets are numbered from 0 to 14. each narrow street faces the Atlantic either you escape, or you get stuck if you turn your back on the Atlantic.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from the European Research Council (erc) under the European Union’s horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 742705
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers
dc.relation.ispartof Youth and globalization. 2021;3(2):265-85.
dc.rights © Rachid Touhtou, 2022 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.title Street youth groups in Sidi Moussa/Morocco: the everyday resistance of precariousness
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.1163/25895745-bja10010
dc.subject.keyword marginalization
dc.subject.keyword street youth group
dc.subject.keyword Zanqa
dc.subject.keyword Houma
dc.subject.keyword Tcharmil
dc.subject.keyword Morocco
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/742705
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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