Postmigrant Club Cultures in Urban Europe

Postmigrant Club Cultures in Urban Europe

by Kira Kosnick (Editor)


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How do young people with migration backgrounds take part in and shape urban leisure socialities in European cities? Presenting results of a long-term ethnographic research project carried out in ethnic club scenes in Paris, London and Berlin, this book challenges assumptions about migrant community dynamics and ethnic segregation. Examining both heteronormative and «queer» scenes, the contributors to this volume give insights into how clubbing socialities are related to the wider life contexts of different postmigrant groups and the challenges they face in metropolitan centres. Far from simply celebrating ethnic community, British Asian, German Turkish and French Caribbean club scenes respond to intersecting dynamics of racism, gentrification, sexism, homophobia and class stratification.

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ISBN-13: 9783631642955
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Kira Kosnick is Professor of Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her work focuses on questions of sexual citizenship and migration, transnational public spheres, and the politics of multiculturalism and diversity in Europe.

Table of Contents

Contents: Kira Kosnick: Introduction: New (Post-)Migrant Socialities - Ethnic Club Cultures in Urban Europe – Harpreet Kaur Cholia: «Moving on up?» Navigating Through Urban Nightlife as a «Racialised» Body: The Case of the Young British Asian in London – Sabina Rossignoli: Appropriating the banlieue through Leisure. The Social and Spatial Dimensions of French Caribbean Clubbing in Paris – Vanessa Thompson: On the Move! The Rise of a Black LGBT*Q Clubbing Scene in Paris and Negotiations within the Coloniality of the City – Heidi Hoefinger: «It’s All Ours»: Race, Space and Place in the LGBTQ British-«Asian» Dance Club Scene in London.

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