Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games free pdf Anti-Muslim racism with its attendant xenophobia and (the fear of) Salafist hostility are two of the most essential problems facing Europe today. Both result from the enormous failure of the continent's integration policies, which have either insisted on immigrants' rigid assimilation or left immigrants to fend for themselves. This book radically breaks with contemporary approaches to immigrant assimilation and integration. Instead it examines non-institutional approaches that facilitate immigrant inclusion through the examples of three alternative small-scale projects that have impacted the lives of urban working-class youth, specifically with second-generation immigrant roots, in Vienna, Austria. These projects involve online gaming, hip hop as an art form, and social work as emancipatory pedagogic practice (commonly referred to as street work). This book investigates working-class teenagers' social networks and describes an online game designed to provide a platform for interaction between non-immigrant and immigrant youth who usually either do not interact or display prejudice when they engage each other. Hip hop can provide both a necessary outlet for alienated youth to articulate their frustrations and a highly effective tool for transforming inclusion conflicts. Social work with marginalized youth is crucial for successful inclusion. Specifically individual support in small-scale settings provides a unique opportunity to open up spaces for discouraged and disaffected teenagers to gain self-worth and dignity. While the book focuses on identity formation and the teenagers' agency, it argues that only projects that include both "newcomer" and "native" can aid in overcoming exclusionary attitudes and policies, eventually allowing some form of social bonding to take place.

About Barbara Franz

Barbara Franz is professor of political science at Rider University.

Details Book

Author : Barbara Franz
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 13 August 2015
ISBN : 1498500927
EAN : 9781498500920
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 206 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth free pdfThe Realizing the Potential of Immigrant Youth

    The well-being and productivity of immigrant youth has become one of the most important global issues of our times as a result of mass migration and resettlement. In this unique volume. leading scholars from multiple nations and disciplines provide a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary research on immigrant youth and delineate the most promising future directions for research on their success..


  • Social Work in the Youth Justice System free pdfSocial Work in the Youth Justice System

    This is a book for social workers working within the youth justice system- a highly demanding area of practice that requires a depth of knowledge and skill. All Youth Offending Teams are required to employ a social worker..


  • Social Work in the Youth Justice System free pdfSocial Work in the Youth Justice System

    This is a book for social workers working within the youth justice system- a highly demanding area of practice that requires a depth of knowledge and skill. All Youth Offending Teams are required to employ a social worker..


  • Immigrant Children free pdfImmigrant Children

    This edited book focuses on immigrant and refugee children around the world and will provide readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach of how researchers. practitioners..


  • Migration Policymaking in Europe free pdfMigration Policymaking in Europe

    This important work analyses immigration and immigrant inclusion policies in ten European countries. examining how such policies are formed and subsequently implemented. The study singles out the important role of usually overlooked factors and actors that significantly affect policymaking alongside the formal legal framework..


  • Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games free pdfImmigrant Youth, Hip Hop, and Online Games

    Download E Books. Anti-Muslim racism with its attendant xenophobia and (the fear of) Salafist hostility are two of the most essential problems facing Europe today. Both result from the enormous failur