Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
This article will ask whether we could talk about radicalised subcultures in relation to recent cases of young people deliberately flee to Syria. To achieve this it will: 1. Overview the concept of subcultures and identify which elements can be linked to the experience of young people engaging with extremism; 2. Suggest how the philosophical concept of transgression can cast a different perspective on the reasons why young people engage with radical practices.
Keywords: subcultures, radicalisation, transgression, excitement, tribe.
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