Brookes in the Bronx: understanding futurity and youth in a summer of fraught race relations

The unusually clement summer weather in New York City this summer has made it easier to get on with most things, it would seem. A soft breeze has blown across Manhattan from the Hudson since we arrived, and like a good Englishman I’ve been happy to talk (to anyone who would listen) about how lovelyContinue reading “Brookes in the Bronx: understanding futurity and youth in a summer of fraught race relations”

Brookes in the Bronx: First Day of Term

The First Day of Term: reflections from the beginning of an ethnographyHere are some of my reflections from the very early stages of a two-year comparative ethnography exploring the themes of imagined futures, aspiration and transitions into adulthood among school leavers in New York City and London (See Imagining The Future for project details). Just two daysContinue reading “Brookes in the Bronx: First Day of Term”