Bromford Dreams – Social Exclusion and Graffiti Spiritualities. The Bigger Picture. The nature of Social Exclusion The contested ‘N.E.E.T’ acronym Debates about Secularisation and ‘Belief’ The nature of a ‘N.E.E.T Spirituality (in Bromford and as seen on the Cube). Social Exclusion.
‘...a short hand term for what can happen when people or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime, bad health and family breakdown.’
(Social Exclusion Unit, 1998)
15.6% of 16-24 year olds are not in education, employment or training– more than 1.1 million young adults designated N.E.E.T (the highest rate, at 20%, being in the West Midlands).
Status Zer0 & Underclass…
‘...the term “NEET” is imperfect…its use as a noun to refer to a young person can be pejorative and stigmatising...’