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On the same wavelength? Hyperdiverse young people at a community radio station

Wilkinson, C (2017) On the same wavelength? Hyperdiverse young people at a community radio station. Social & Cultural Geography, 20 (9). pp. 1251-1265. ISSN 1464-9365

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Abstract

This paper uses a case study of youth-led community radio station, KCC Live, based in Knowsley, neighbouring Liverpool, UK, to explore which styles of voice belong in the soundscape of KCC Live, and how young people in this ‘ordinary’ social space view the ‘other’. I extend the term hyperdiversity to a discussion of how youth voice on the airwaves can involve the prioritisation of certain local cultural representations, and the silencing of others. I am also interested in young people’s perception towards ‘out-groups’ (people from other towns within Liverpool, and Merseyside more broadly). This notion of out-groups considers identity as a system of categorisation, in which boundaries are used to distinguish localities, creating binary distinctions between ‘us’ and ‘others’. This paper finds that engaging hyperdiverse young people in meaningful interactions around a shared interest, in this case community radio, stimulates the development of relationships across categorical differences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Social & Cultural Geography on 28/7/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14649365.2017.1358822.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1604 Human Geography, 2002 Cultural Studies, 1608 Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 11:23
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 11:23
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/14649365.2017.1358822
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11704

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