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"Jag tror att våra ord är ingenting": Om hur ungdomar som deltagit i upplopp beskriver sina livsvillkor, bakgrunden till upplopp samt använder hiphop som symboliskt motstånd
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to describe and analyse how young men who have participated in a riot describe their life-situations regarding to their relations to the police, their neighbourhood, employment, the background to the riots and how they use hip-hop as a resistance to subordination. The study is conducted through three semi-structured qualitative group interviews and to some extent field studies. The theoretical points of departure are Slavoj Zizeks theory of violence, which is divided into subjective, symbolic and systemic violence, and subcultural theory. The results of the study show that the young men in their daily life are exposed to by both systemic and symbolic violence, feel secure within their neighbourhood and find themselves harassed by the police. A major finding is that the riot primarily can be understood as an act to get society conscious of their situations, while they found themselves marginalised, lacking employment and youth club. Another finding is that the hip-hop-group “Kartellen” describes how the young men experience their life-situations and that they e.g. are used as a “resistance through ritual” and to get society aware of their life conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Riot, territorial stigmatization, symbolic violence, systemic violence, subjective
Keyword [sv]
Upplopp territoriell stigmatisering, symboliskt våld, systemiskt våld, subjektivt
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-61606OAI: diva2:436523
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-23 Last updated: 2011-08-25Bibliographically approved

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