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Space - the fnal frontier : an exploration of territoriality

Wallace, David and Coburn, Annette (2002) Space - the fnal frontier : an exploration of territoriality. Scottish Youth Issues Journal, 2002 (5). pp. 73-92.

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Abstract

Interest in territoriality and young people’s social use of public space has concentrated largely on negative perceptions and has been mostly concerned with maintaining public order. Sustained through the stereotyped perception that young people hanging around on street corners are “up to no good”, there seems to be a perpetual moral panic about young people in public places and their perceived or reported engagement in crime, disorder and disruption (Brent, 2001: Waiton, 2000; Scottish Office, 1998; Drakeford and Butler 1998). Media interest has focused almost exclusively on young people as the perpetrators of crime with minimal exploration of young people’s experiences as victims of crime or of the experiences of the vast majority of young people who simply meet on the streets to socialise with their friends. Furthermore, the idea that territoriality is an experience that is common to large sections of society, regardless of age and social standing, is rarely acknowledged.

Item type: Article
ID code: 33101
Keywords: territoriality, young people in Scotland, Scottish youth, community education, youth work, Theory and practice of education
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Community Education
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 11:51
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 10:48
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/33101

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