‘The Rotherham project’: youngmen
represent themselves and their town
Nathan Gibson with Zanib Rasool and Kate Pahl
In the Rotherham project, photographer Nathan Gibson worked
with a group of youngmen from a wide range of ethnic and
cultural backgrounds (Pakistani, Yemeni, Afghan and White British).
Participants were aged between 12 and 16, and were involved in youth
projects at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. The project
aimed to use photography as a means of exploring identity and to
investigate themes related to the ethics of
Policy and Politics vol 24 no 2
PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN THE COMMUNITY:
does it fail youngmen?
Much of the interest in community care has stemmed from a feminist concern with the burdens
placed on women as carers and, more recently, the needs of women who are cared for as well as
those carrying out caring work. Less has been written on the extent to which community care policy
meets the different needs of men and women. This article draws on qualitative interview material to
explore issues surrounding community psychiatric care for younger people, against
the same terms.
The most ‘undeserving’ of all? How poverty drives
youngmen to victimisation and crime
Sarah Kingston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster University, UK
Colin Webster, email@example.com
Leeds Beckett University, UK
Public policy reform over several decades has succeeded in systematically impoverishing and
worsening the social and economic conditions of poor, single youngmen. That this group is the
most prone to criminality and criminalisation, while being pushed further into the margins of the
licit and illicit economy, has been a
This chapter turns the spotlight away from practitioner perspectives and onto the views of those who are often most affected by law enforcement strategies – youngmen in communities of color, and specifically those with offending histories. The chapter draws upon insights from semi-structured interviews conducted in a county jail and in local neighborhoods, with youngmen with criminal histories or those who were on the periphery of criminality. We explore the collective challenges these youngmen had encountered, including the impact of adverse childhood
often astonished by the ever-evolving urban landscape and changing lifestyles. More broadly, present-day Chinese society continues to experience deep transformations in the very fabric of social life. National gross domestic product may have decreased, but people continue to modify their world views and living experiences. Meanwhile, although enormous social changes induce anxieties and uncertainties, individuals seize on certain constant resources to cope with emerging risks.
In light of these wider shifts and continuities, this book examines youngmen’s views of
involvement and work towards representing their experiences with nuance and complexity.
This chapter uses an intersectional approach to provide insight into the experiences of a group of youngmen based in one English county, who were involved in county lines drug distribution, and who had been identified by the professionals in their lives as potential victims of criminal exploitation. It will begin by providing a brief overview of existing research literature on county lines and exploitation, and the use of intersectionality in this chapter, before providing an outline
decisive turning points in life
trajectories of violence among
youngmen in the barrios of
caracas: the initiation and
biographical reconversion to
This chapter discusses the usefulness of the concept of ‘turning points’
in the effort to understand, first, the biographical narratives of youngmen who initiated and sustained a trajectory of violence, and second,
the narratives of biographical reconversion related by youngmen who
developed a trajectory of violence, and who managed to redefine
In Glasgow, street gangs have existed for decades, with knife crime becoming a defining feature.
More than a decade on from Deuchar’s original fieldwork, this book explores the transitional experiences of some of the young men he worked with, as well as the experiences of today’s young people and the practitioners who work to support them.
Through empirical data, policy analysis and contemporary insights, this dynamic book explores the evolving nature of gangs, and the contemporary challenges affecting young people including drug distribution, football-related bigotry and the mental health repercussions emerging from social media.
Can the boxing gym be recognised as an effective space for supporting desistance?
Exploring the psychosocial manifestations of boxing, this enlightening study reviews conflicting evidence to determine boxing’s place in the criminal justice system.
Drawing upon the empirical insights, with case studies of participants’ backgrounds and their motivations for taking up the sport, Jump measures the value of the discipline, as well as the respect and fraternity that some claim boxing provides for young men. This is a perceptive addition to the debate about sport’s role in criminal desistance that delves deep into themes of masculinity and violence.
’. Nonetheless, it is generally acknowledged that the transformation of the intimate realm due to competing sets of gender values has exerted a great impact on the everyday experiences of the younger generation.
Although Chinese men are often seen as benefiting from existing gender dynamics, their actual experiences appear to be more nuanced and multifaceted. For example, dramatic socioeconomic development has made it more difficult for some men to perform culturally appreciated masculinity in their intimate life ( Farrer, 2014 ; Kam, 2015 ). Urban youngmen confront