- Paperback / softback, 188 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 30 Oct 2009
- Trentham Books Ltd
CONTENTS: PART 1: Gangs, territoriality and the impact on youth and social capital. 1. Anti-social behaviour, gangs and marginalised youth; 2. The young people, their communities and the research methods; 3. ‘Not a lot of people would come here ... it’s got the reputation of knife crime and junkies!’: young people’s perceptions about their local neighbourhoods and territories; 4. ‘See the buzz, I used to love it ...’: gangs, violence and youth identity; 5. ‘It’s human nature to hate or discriminate against something you fear’: racism and its relationship with gangs; 6. ‘It’s just a bit of harmless banter!’: football, gangs and sectarianism; 7. Life through a lens: social capital theories and marginalised youth in Glasgow. PART 2: Re-building social capital among marginalised youth. 8. ‘I’d never have seen mysel’ walkin’ doon the street wi’ these people!’: re-building social capital in schools; 9. ‘The coaches make you feel as if you are somethin’’...’: sport and youth mentoring as a catalyst for building social capital; 10. Tackling gangs, marginalised youth and social capital: the journey continues
What a reader is left with is a sense of Deuchar's curiosity about a frequently stigmatized group and abiding sense that something not only can be done but should be done.
For students involved in education, community learning and development and social work in particular, this work would provide valuable insight into the processes which influence both positive and negative behaviour within an urban context.
An accessible and interesting read for a practitioner audience [and] also of use for academics interested in gangs and social capital.
If you are looking for a book that focuses on solutions to the "gang problem" and how to re-engage marginalised, disenfranchised young people, then this book will be of value