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Taking it to the streets: The larrikins and the Lebanese

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White, RD (2007) Taking it to the streets: The larrikins and the Lebanese. In: Outrageous! Moral panics in Australia. ACYS Publishing, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 40-52. ISBN 9781875236596

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to examine how the street is socially constructed as a site for action and adventure by different groups of young people. The first part examines the push larrikins of Sydney and Melbourne in the 1800s - groups of young people who were noted for their street presence and who were at the centre of moral panics for several decades. The paper then gives consideration to contemporary examples of street-present youth through
reference to the so-called Middle Eastern gangs of Sydney. Interesting differences and similarities are explored between the two time periods and the two groups. Consideration is given to street activities, group appearance, policing practices and the specific nature of the moral panic. The intersection of class, gender, ethnicity and age is variously explored as part of the interpretation of these phenomena.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: ACYS Publishing
Page Range: pp. 40-52
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© Scott Poynting and George Morgan 2007

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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