Delikanlılık (youth masculinity) in the inner city: everyday resistance for survival and respect

Taşpınar, Ayşe (2013) Delikanlılık (youth masculinity) in the inner city: everyday resistance for survival and respect. [Thesis]

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This thesis analyzes the everyday practices of male youth living in İçerenköy neighborhood, an inner-city area in Istanbul, which is recorded as having high social and criminal risk. Through narratives of young people and ethnographic fieldwork on their everyday practices, I explore their means of resistance for survival and personal dignity. Derived from Foucauldian approach, the concept of “resistance”, which centers on the relation between structural constraints and the subject, constitutes the core of analysis both in the narratives and ethnographic research. In this respect, this study investigates the agency of inner city youth in relation to structural constraints, gender relations, age hierarchy, violence, concluding with policy implications. I also suggest that everyday resistance furthers youth’s self-destructive behavior and social marginalization in the long term. Based upon the idea that both youth and masculinity are produced by a particular context, this study also aims to be a guide for policy-makers and civil society initiatives.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth. -- Inner-city poverty. -- Everyday resistance. -- Masculinity. -- Dignity. -- Violence. -- Suburban. -- Proverty. -- Resistance. -- Gençlik. -- Varoş. -- Yoksulluk. -- Gündelik direnç. -- Erkeklik. -- İtibar. -- Şiddet. -- Direniş. -- Varoşçuluk.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001-1281 Social psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Conflict Analysis And Resolution
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 14:46
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:06

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