Soysal on Youth Culture by k966Xd


									                                        CF 215
                                   DISTANT LEARNING
                                  WORLD CULTURES
                                       Fall 2004

Lecture Round 11

Instructor: Levent Soysal
Date: Nov. 10, 2004 (Wednesday)


   1. Who Is Young? Who Is Youth?

             a. Conventional Theories (Margaret Mead, Erik H. Erikson)
             b. Youth and Lifecourse (Karl Mannheim)
             c. Expansion of Youth (Martin Kohli, Alberto Melucci)

   2. “Conquest of the Cool”

             a. Discovery of Youth Cultures
                    Moral Panics: “Teds,” “Mods,” “Rockers” (Stanley Cohen)
                    (Birmingham School: Dick Hebdige, Angela McRobbie, Paul
                    Subculture as Marginality, Creativity, Resistance

             b. From Youth Style to Youth as Style
             c. Production of Cool, Production of Subcultures

   3. “New” Youth Movements

             a. Musical Movements
                   Rap, HipHop Ghetto
                   Rap Conquers the World
                   Electronica & Love Parade

             b. Political Openings
                    Take Back the Night, Take Back the Streets, Antifa, Attac
                    Womad, Lollapolooza, Rock the World
                    Rock’n Coke & Baris (Peace) Rock
                    Oncu Genclik (Young Vanguards), Milli Görüs (National
                        Vision), Ulku Ocaklari (Hearts of Idealism)

             c. Immigrant Undercurrents
                   British Underground (Fundamental, Asian Dub Foundation)
                   Turkish Rap (Cartel, Islamic Force, Kool Savas)
                   French Mainstream (MC Solaar, NTM)
                   Transnational New Yorkers (Nuyoricans, Brooklyn Funk
4. What’s “New” about the “New” Youth Movements?

         Language of Personhood & Identity
         Diversity of Experience. Experience of Diversity
         Global Connections: Imaginary & Real
         Corporate Spaces: Within & Without

5. How to Understand “New” Belongings?

         “The news of Americanization is highly exaggerated”
         The Power of world Music
         Production of Locality/Tradition (Arjun Appadurai)
         Common Projects, Shared Spaces, and “World-in-Motion” (Benedict

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