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Sveinung Sandberg

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421203

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001

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Marginalisation and resistance

Marginalisation and resistance

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(p.52) (p.53) Four Marginalisation and resistance
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Street capital
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Sveinung Sandberg

Willy Pedersen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0004

This chapter identifies how experiences at school, in the job market, with racism, and as refugees are important to understanding why the young men ended up dealing drugs at The River. In addition, it shows how many of them developed strong subcultural identities over time. The chapter notes that as ‘foreigners’, the young men capitalised on a kind of ‘otherness’, and from a subordinate position they developed counter-strategies. It explains that these strategies built self-confidence and ethnic pride, which, however, also reinforced processes of marginalisation.

Keywords:   school, job market, racism, refugees, dealing drugs, The River, subcultural identities, foreigners, marginalisation

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