Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck Youth Cultures and Alternative Ways of Participation

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Workshop on Alternative Ways of Participation.
7th and 8th of February 2014 in Istanbul
http://www.sebeke.org.tr/

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  • 1. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Youth Cultures and Alternative Ways of Participation Network: Youth and Participation Project Workshop: Alternative ways of particpation 7 and 8 February 2014 Istanbul Bilgi University NGO Training and Research Center Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck Hochschule Bremen, School of Social Work
  • 2. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle What are Youth Cultures? Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Youth culture - Aestethic cultures of adolescents / young adults - Difference to adults Culture -„way of life“ - socio-aesthetical systems Created by young people connected to: -music -fashion -media -design -spaces -language -body -drugs -etc.
  • 3. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Many types HipHop Wandervögel Rock‘n‘Roll Beat Punk New Wave Emo Visual Key Hippies Techno Metal Gamer Street Art Swing KidsEdelweißpiraten Mods Skinheads Reggae Gothics Hardcore Skater Jesus Freaks Grunge Hipster Indie What are Youth Cultures?
  • 4. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus …and certain reactions concentration camps Moral panics pedagogy Youth work information campaigns filters Boot camps Strict rules Supervised meeting places New laws Bans/prohibition prison integrationcontrol high hopes advice education What are Youth Cultures?
  • 5. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Regulierter Kapitalismus NeoliberalismusYouth cultures and youth as a life phase
  • 6. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle Youth as Life Phase Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Individual development - Becoming a responsible subject - Developmental tasks - Coping of challenges Social roles and tasks - How to become a citizen, economic subject, familiy founder, rational actor, etc. Youth as a “second chance“ (Böhnisch): - “Bildung“ as active process with chances - Acquirement: “To make this world mine“ - What are my needs - Habitus can be changed
  • 7. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle Youth Cultures offer potentials Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Peer group cultures - Own spaces without adults - Beyond hegemonial cultures - New creations / alternatives Giving voice - Own ideas about race, class, gender, queer, media, drugs, sexuality, consumerism, politics, fun, ecology, free speech, … Popular everyday cultures (Williams/Hoggart) -„Subversion through style“ and symbols (Hebdige) - Challenging Hegemony and class Acquirement through „bricolage“ Youth Cultures as „leisure scenes“ - Searching the „good life“ Habitus - Youth cultures as sources for capital
  • 8. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus… but is it about participation?
  • 9. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle Where participation through youth cultures is possible Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Finding your voice What do I want? - What do we want? Acquire your life - Making things mine - Self organisation Finding resonance - The utopian element: Youth as hope for change and new ways of live and society - Change Youth cultures provide spaces for peer group culture - recognition and protection - experiments - public spaces Agora: Public debates beyond the „post-politics“ - Dare the political and the conflict, controversy and debate - Queer, marginal and extreme positions Youth cultures demand recognition and participation - Protest and Dissent - Open and spontaneous participation - Formal forms of participation - Life-World Orientation
  • 10. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus Quasi participation - Aesthetic, but not political participation - Consumer, but not citizen - “The superfluous“ are forgotten Vanishing “moratorium” - Protected space is leaving - Youth faces full risks of life - No room for experiments Aesthetisation of politics - Image is all that matters Participation for by-standers - Youth as decorative ornament - Youth as value in society but forgotten group Recognised, but standing alone - Is there such a thing as youth policy? - Do we have a subject oriented social pedagogy? - Can we offer real perspectives? Where participation through youth cultures is not possible
  • 11. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Regulierter Kapitalismus NeoliberalismusYouth cultures and civil society – a task for „good“ governance
  • 12. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Title Subtitle Youth Cultures and civil society – „good goverance“ Regulierter Kapitalismus Neoliberalismus State and market need personal and civic engagement - Civil Society - Active citizenship State and market need legitimation - Democratic control / Participation - Protection / recognition for citizens Politics: welfare a. recognition - Participation / Citizenship - Positive life conditions - Bildung / Life-world orientation associations market state primary networks Source: Sectors and logics of functions of political contoll; Roß/Rieger 2013
  • 13. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Thank you for your attention
  • 14. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen ______________________________________________ Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck Hochschule Bremen Faculty of Social Sciences Neustadtswall 30 28199 Bremen, Germany 0049 421 5905-2762 christian.spatscheck@hs-bremen.de www.christian-spatscheck.de
  • 15. Youth cultures and alternative ways of participation Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck, Hochschule Bremen Useful References: -Biesta, G. 2011: Learning Democracy in School and Society. Rotterdam. -Deinet, U. (ed.) 2009: Methodenbuch Sozialraum. Wiesbaden. -Deinet, U. / Reutlinger, C. (eds.) (2004): 'Aneignung' als Bildungskonzept der Sozialpädagogik. Wiesbaden. -Grunwald, K. / Thiersch, H. 2009: The Concept of the 'Lifeworld Orientation' for Social Work and Social Care'. In: Journal of Social Work Practice (23), 131-146. -Kessl, F. / Reutlinger, C. (2007): Sozialraum. Eine Einführung. Wiesbaden. -Spatscheck, Christian (2012): Society and Youth Cultures - Interpretations and Conclusions for Youth Work. In: Coussee, Filip/ Williamson, Howard/ Verschelden, Griet (eds.): The History of Youth Work in Europe. Relevance for Youth work Policy (Volume 3). Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg, S. 141-153. -Spatscheck, C. (2012): Socio-spatial Approaches to Social Work. Planned in: Social Work & Society, Vol. 10, Issue 1. - Spatscheck, Christian (2013): Jugendkulturelle Praxen. In: Deinet, Ulrich/Sturzenhecker, Benedikt (Hrsg.): Handbuch Offene Kinder- und Jugendarbeit, Springer VS, 4., üb. Auflage, S 173-176. -Spatscheck, C./ Wolf-Ostermann, K. 2009: Social Space Analyses and the Socio-Spatial Paradigm in Social Work. Working Paper 2009-1, School of Social Work, Lund University. -Thiersch, H. 2011: Lebensweltorientierung. In: Otto, H. U./Thiersch, H. (eds.): Handbuch Sozialarbeit/Sozialpädagogik. Online Journal: www.infed.org