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Youth street groups and mediation in Southern Europe: ethnographic findings

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dc.contributor.author Bereményi, Bálint Ábel
dc.contributor.author Ballesté Isern, Eduard
dc.contributor.author Grassi, Paolo
dc.contributor.author Mansilla, Juan Camilo
dc.contributor.author Oliver, María
dc.contributor.author Feixa, Carles, 1962-
dc.date.accessioned 2023-07-27T15:15:43Z
dc.date.available 2023-07-27T15:15:43Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Bereményi A. (Coord.); Ballesté E, Grassi P, Mansilla JC, Oliver M; Feixa C, dir. Youth street groups and mediation in Southern Europe: ethnographic findings. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, European Research Council; 2023. 289 p. DOI: 10.31009/transgang.2023.fr01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57692
dc.description.abstract This report includes the ethnographic accounts from the South European region of the TRANSGANG project. Following the initial project design, the somewhat broader core case of Barcelona has been enriched through the contrast cases of Madrid, Milan and Marseille. The project follows the distinction between “major transnationalism” (or transnationalism from above) and minor transnationalism (or transnationalism from below). Centring on youth street groups, migration practices, “gang culture transfer” and similar elaborations of resistance and resilience practices to structural and institutional violence are clear examples of those transnational connections from below. The international exchange of imaginaries, problem definitions or framing, policies targeting youth street groups, or the institutional answers given to the identified problems are illustrations of transnationalism from above. The project in Southern Europe reflects on the changing shape of the concept of gang traditionally charged with stereotypical meanings, opting for the more inclusive and less poisoned term of “youth street group”. Certainly, our comparative accounts show how changing institutional, socioeconomic and political settings have reshaped young people’s daily socialisation practices, identification norms and, as a consequence, the very ways group memberships are elaborated, borders are redefined, and inter-group and intra-group relationships are forged to create subjectivities. In the light of this complexity “youth street group” results a more inclusive concept to be used.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from 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.rights Work distributed under CC licence © TRANSGANG & UPF
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es
dc.title Youth street groups and mediation in Southern Europe: ethnographic findings
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.31009/transgang.2023.fr01
dc.subject.keyword Transnational Gangs
dc.subject.keyword Youth Street Groups
dc.subject.keyword Mediation
dc.subject.keyword Southern Europe
dc.subject.keyword Barcelona
dc.subject.keyword Madrid
dc.subject.keyword Milano
dc.subject.keyword Marseille
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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