Local matters: How neighbourhoods and services affect the social inclusion and exclusion of young people in European cities

Simon Güntner (Editor), Louis Henri Seukwa (Editor), Anne Marie Gehrke (Editor), Jill Robinson (Editor)

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Abstract

Where young people grow up makes a decisive difference to their life chances. Drawing on case studies from ten European cities, this book looks at how the local environment and the services available for young people affect their socialization. What comes to the fore are the local matters. On the one hand, there are experiences of discrimination and marginalization due to distance and isolation, decay and neglect but also related to piecemeal and top-down approaches to youth and social services. On the other, we find signs of positive transformation and drivers of social innovation: community building projects, the revitalization of abandoned places, appreciative approaches to servicing and a whole array of tactics that young people deploy to overcome their daily struggles.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVerlag Peter Lang AG
Number of pages322
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-73663-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2018

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    • 1 Foreword/postscript

    Birmingham: Lozells and east handsworth and Bordesley Green

    Güntner, S. (ed.), Seukwa, L. H. (ed.), Gehrke, A. M. (ed.) & Robinson, J. (ed.), 23 May 2018, Local Matters : How Neighbourhoods and Services Affect the Social Inclusion and Exclusion of Young People in European Cities. Güntner, S., Henri Seukwa, L., Gehrke, A. M. & Robinson, J. (eds.). Verlag Peter Lang AG, p. 89-119

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Conclusions: Mixed signs of transformation between neglect and appreciation

    Gehrke, A. M., Güntner, S., Seukwa, L. H. & Robinson, J., 23 May 2018, Local Matters: How neighbourhoods and services affect the social inclusion and exclusion of young people in European cities. Güntner, S., Seukwa, L. H., Gehrke, A. M. & Robinson, J. (eds.). Verlag Peter Lang AG, p. 330-360

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Editorial note

    Güntner, S., Seukwa, L. H., Gehrke, A. M. & Robinson, J., 23 May 2018, Local Matters: How neighbourhoods and services affect the social inclusion and exclusion of young people in European cities. Güntner, S., Seukwa, L. H., Gehrke, A. M. & Robinson, J. (eds.). Verlag Peter Lang AG, p. viii

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