Young urbanites in Vienna who spend most of their leisure time in public neighborhood parks come forward in this study. Their daily lives and their fragmented prospects are shown. The book develops a general view on growing up in cities into an in-depth representation of youth. Music as a medium of expression and resistance forms the bass-line of the study. Anthropological fieldwork, youth work backgrounds, and bits from Chicago, London and Paris show a mosaic of coming of age under conditions of global migration and inequality.
The author is an anthropologist and writer, and sometimes works with video. She publishes on youth, cities, and contemporary art, and lives in Vienna.