Dramatic lives and relevant becomings: Toward a Deleuze- and Guatarri-inspired cartography of young women's violent conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen, Jody Miller

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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.
TidsskriftTheoretical Criminology
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)435-461
Antal sider26
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2012


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