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Brazilian Youth

Global Trends and Local Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Cláudia Pereira


224 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367257644
pub: 2019-10-07
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The collection brings together texts of Brazilian researchers who are dedicated to themes related to studies of youth cultures: sociabilities, subcultures, identities and belonging, pop culture, social movements, migration, consumption and materialities, generational exchanges, media representations and digital media, among others.

The objective is to promote a broad dialogue that includes fields of knowledge such as Communication and Social Sciences, as well as local perspectives that represent the huge and rich diversity of the Brazilian regions. At the same time, the book proposes to discuss the reflexivity of such local youth cultures in the face of a global context that challenges, with ruptures and permanencies, the very idea of youth. The book seeks to fill the gap of a selection of scientific texts by Brazilian authors, about Brazilian youth cultures, aimed at foreign researchers.

Table of Contents


Ruth Adams


Introduction: Visiting Brazilian youth paradoxes

Cláudia Pereira (Editor)


Chapter 1: Youth, culture and politics: societal changes and new conceptual challenges

Regina Novaes

Chapter 2: Formative practices of student collectives in a public university

Luis Antonio Groppo

Chapter 3: Ways of living and engaging in the city of São Paulo: local and global in the narratives and youth practices of the "School of Activism"

Rose de Melo Rocha and Danilo Postinguel


Chapter 4: "It-girls" from Rio: between cultural mediation and urban fences

Cristina Bravo and Juliana Müller

Chapter 5: Youth media consumption in rurban context: aspects from "Brasil profundo"

Nilda Jacks, Jane a. Marques and Mariângela M. Toaldo

Chapter 6: Rebuilding lives: itinerancies, life projects and field of possibilities of migrant youth in Brazil

Fernanda Martineli and João Guilherme Xavier da Silva


Chapter 7: Affirmation and visibility between prejudices and stigmas of young from favelas in Brazil: let's talk about the "Passinho Dance"

Aline Maia

Chapter 8: "I want to have 1 million friends": youth sociability and visibility strategies on YouTube

Renata Tomaz

Chapter 9: "Children of the dark in a tropical country": media archeology of Brazilian goth subculture and its transformation

Adriana Amaral 

Chapter 10: Fans who camp in concerts of pop artists: notes on performance and coloniality of Brazilian youth

Thiago Soares

About the Editor

Cláudia Pereira is PhD (2008) in Anthropology by PPGSA - IFCS / UFRJ. She is Lecturer and researcher at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She concentrates her research on social representations of youth in the media, especially in advertising, subcultures and material culture.

About the Series

Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

The Youth, Young Adulthood and Society series approaches youth as a distinct area, bringing together social scientists from many disciplines to present cutting-edge research monographs and collections on young people in societies around the world today. The books present original, exciting research, with strongly theoretically- and empirically-grounded analysis, advancing the field of youth studies. Originally set up and edited by Andy Furlong, the series presents interdisciplinary and truly international, comparative research monographs.

Contacts for the series:

Professor Tracy Shildrick:

Professor John Goodwin:

Professor Henrietta O'Connor:

Emily Briggs at Routledge:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General