Street social capital in the liquid city

  title={Street social capital in the liquid city},
  author={Jonathan Ilan},
  pages={24 - 3}
  • J. Ilan
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Ethnography
This article reflects on the lives of a group of young men on Ireland’s socio-economic periphery, focusing on how exclusion shapes their cultural orientation and orders their spatial practices. Whilst populist imaginaries and certain academic understandings of young, disadvantaged, urban males tend to cast them in the role of claiming and violently defending territories, their relationships to space may be considerably more transient and fluid. Within the late-modern ‘liquid city’ exclusion has… Expand
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