Territorial Stigmatization, Gendered Racism and Young People’s Agency in a Multi-Ethnic School

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on how minority young people search for ways to build their lives, gain respectability and perform agency in a societal context characterized by the previously mentioned processes. It also focuses on the gendered and sexualized aspects of racism, as they are lived out by young people in a multi-ethnic suburb in Finland, and the different strategies they develop to question, ignore and disturb practices. The chapter examines the interviews with young people who have one or two parents born outside Finland. It also examines how gendered racism shapes the conditions in which racialized minority youth live their everyday lives and how the young people challenge, ignore and disturb such discourses and practices. The concept "territorial stigmatization" also rightly points to the importance of media coverage in the establishment of othering narratives of the residence areas where ethnic/racial and class-bound inequalities merge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging Youth in Activism, Research, and Pedagogical Praxis : Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race
EditorsTamara Shefer, Jeff Hearn, Kopano Ratele, Floretta Boonzaier
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2018
Edition1st
Pages235-248
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-28300-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-27047-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education
PublisherRoutledge

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • racism
  • intersectionality
  • schools
  • territorial stigmatisation
  • urban areas
  • gender
  • masculinity
  • young people
  • racialisation
  • sexuality

Activities

  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Uppsala University

Suvi Keskinen (Visiting researcher)

29 Jan 201630 Jun 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Cite this

Keskinen, S. (2018). Territorial Stigmatization, Gendered Racism and Young People’s Agency in a Multi-Ethnic School. In T. Shefer, J. Hearn, K. Ratele, & F. Boonzaier (Eds.), Engaging Youth in Activism, Research, and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race (1st ed., pp. 235-248). (Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315270470-14