1 The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University2 Changing Societies: Welfare and Diversity, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University3 Social Dynamics and Change, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University4 Rutgers University
Toward a Deleuze- and Guatarri-inspired cartography of young women's violent conflicts
The article explores how violence works to produce young women’s precarious positions in social milieus characterized by multiple marginalization. By paying attention to the micropolitics of violent engagements we argue that violent conflicts can be viewed as strategies for escaping positions of marginality into positions of relevance. The analysis builds on empirical data from Copenhagen, Denmark, gained through ethnographic fieldwork with the participation of 20 female informants aged 13–22. The theoretical contribution proposes viewing conflicts as multi-linear, multi-causal and non-chronological to account for the emotional tension and lived experience of violent conflicts. Finally we identify the need for further studies on how technosocial forms of communication play into violent conflicts among youth.
Theoretical Criminology, 2012, Vol 16, Issue 4, p. 435-461