Monthly Archives: April 2016

Helen Razer on young people, generations and opportunity

As a fellow GenXer who is losing touch with pop culture but concerned with the ways young people are denigrated in moral panics and blamed for not taking opportunities they don’t really have, I pretty much agree with all of … Continue reading

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David Farrugia on Youth Unemployment

Newcastle Youth Studies Group member David Farrugia writing about youth unemployment, especially in the context of rural and regional areas. https://theconversation.com/youth-unemployment-local-communities-essential-for-helping-young-people-find-work-56673 He also spoke to Ben on Local ABC Radio about the same issue.

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Christine Feldman-Barrett on how history might understand the hipster

Christine Feldman-Barrett on the hipster after the recent Class War organised gentrification activism in London. https://theconversation.com/how-will-history-understand-the-hipster-48580

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Dan Woodman on generations and wealth

My friend and colleague Dan Woodman on Melbourne ABC radio talking generations and economics. http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/stories/s4439656.htm There’s also a series on generations at the Guardian, actually containing some non-moral panic perspectives… some. This piece on youth unemployment talks about how even “young … Continue reading

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Shaun Prescott on metal, gentrification and lock outs

This is a wonderful piece by Shaun Prescott from the great Crawlspace, written with a sharp sociological eye,  on Sadistik Exekution, underground music, gentrification/lock outs and what a city should be. http://lithub.com/the-scariest-death-metal-band-of-all-time/ See also this piece by Catherine Strong that contextualises … Continue reading

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Local ABC Radio with Paul Bevan talking cyberbullying 01/04/16

Talking with Paul Bevan about cyberbulling. You can see the article where we published research about this topic here, based on Haley Burgess’ excellent Honours thesis. http://sms.sagepub.com/content/1/2/2056305115604848.abstract

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Local ABC Radio with Paul Bevan talking about tags and street art 01/04/16

Where we discuss, the Kanye self love mural, tags, street art, status frustration, NOST etc. Note on one of the above photos, there is a council worker cleaning tags off the NOST tag that covers the mural…

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