By Tracey Skelton, Gill Valentine
Cool locations explores the contrasting reports of up to date formative years. The chapters draw on techno song and ecstasy in Germany, clubbing in London, international backpacking and gangs in Santa Cruz in addition to expereinces at domestic, at the streets and looking employment. The members use those examples to discover illustration and resistance and geographical innovations of scale and position in younger people's lives inside social, cultural and feminist experiences to concentration upon the complexities of stripling cultures and their spatial representations and interactions. participants: Shane Blackman, Sophie Bowlby, Myrna Margulies Breitbart, Deborah Chambers, Luke Deforges, Claire Dwyer, Keith Hetherington, Cindi Katz, Heinz-Herman Kruger, Marion Leonard, Sally Lloyd Evans, Tim Lucas, Sara McNamee,Ben Malbon, Doreen Massey, Robina Mohammad, David Oswell, David Parker, Birgit Richard, Susan Ruddick, Tracey Skelton, Fiona Smith, Kevin Stevenson, Gill Valentine and Paul Watt
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In particular, we hope that this book will play a part in inspiring young geographers to tell their own stories. Finally, in this introduction we want to outline a number of areas which from our discussion of the geographical and cultural studies literature we consider remain un- or under-researched. One key area which needs further attention is the role played by youth sub-cultures in production and marketing for consumption. McRobbie (1993) suggests that the intersection of sub-cultures, the hidden economy and institutions such as fashion, image and music form a complex process whereby youth styles are commercially appropriated and become part of transnational popular cultural youth forms.
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The articulation of young people’s television viewing as a moral panic is a regular occurrence in the press and on radio and television. Similarly in public debates, the concept of the ‘moral panic’ has become, as it were, the calling-card of the cultural critic. The concept itself emerged in the 1970s, in the work of Stanley Cohen (1972) and Stuart Hall and others (1978), as a way of describing the construction of and reaction to certain popular cultural forms: Cohen looks at the concern about the ‘Mods’ and ‘Rockers’ in the 1960s; and Hall et al.