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Youth nightlife at home: towards a feminist conceptualisation of home


Pelzelmayer, Katharina; Landolt, Sara; Truong, Jasmine; Labhart, Florian; Santani, Darshan; Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Gatica-Perez, Daniel (2020). Youth nightlife at home: towards a feminist conceptualisation of home. Children's Geographies:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

This paper explores home as a space of youth nightlife and drinking through a feminist lens. It draws on feminist geographical scholarship on home and 40 semi-structured interviews with young people aged 16–25 in Switzerland in the context of a larger interdisciplinary study. We find that the home figures as a central space of nightlife for young people beyond pre-drinking or home parties. At the same time, privacy and intimacy are important to young people when drinking alcohol outside of the home. We suggest that this preference of privacy when going out indicates an interweaving of private and public spheres in young people’s nightlives. The paper argues that the home is both a central concrete space and an important symbolic notion in young people’s nightlives. In so doing, it empirically complicates the public/private dualism and contributes to feminist geographical conceptualisations of home in the context of youth nightlife.

Abstract

This paper explores home as a space of youth nightlife and drinking through a feminist lens. It draws on feminist geographical scholarship on home and 40 semi-structured interviews with young people aged 16–25 in Switzerland in the context of a larger interdisciplinary study. We find that the home figures as a central space of nightlife for young people beyond pre-drinking or home parties. At the same time, privacy and intimacy are important to young people when drinking alcohol outside of the home. We suggest that this preference of privacy when going out indicates an interweaving of private and public spheres in young people’s nightlives. The paper argues that the home is both a central concrete space and an important symbolic notion in young people’s nightlives. In so doing, it empirically complicates the public/private dualism and contributes to feminist geographical conceptualisations of home in the context of youth nightlife.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geography, Planning and Development, Sociology and Political Science, Social Psychology
Language:English
Date:29 January 2020
Deposited On:13 Feb 2020 10:18
Last Modified:13 Feb 2020 10:18
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1473-3285
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2020.1718607

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