The collection brings together texts of Brazilian researchers who are dedicated to themes related to studies of youth cultures: social interactions, 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
Introduction: Visiting Brazilian youth paradoxes; PART I: BRAZILIAN YOUTH, PUBLIC SPACE AND ACTIVISM; 1. Youth, culture and politics: societal changes and new conceptual challenges; 2. Formative practices of student collectives in a public university; 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"; PART II: THE "OTHER" YOUTH AND THE CITY; 4. "It-girls" from Rio: between cultural mediation and urban fences; 5. Youth media consumption in rurban context: aspects from "Brasil profundo"; 6. Rebuilding lives: itinerancies, life projects and field of possibilities of migrant youth in Brazil; PART III: (IN)VISIBILITY STRATEGIES IN YOUTH CULTURES; 7. Affirmation and visibility between prejudices and stigmas of young from favelas in Brazil: let's talk about the "Passinho Dance"; 8. "I want to have 1 million friends": youth sociability and visibility strategies on YouTube; 9. "Children of the dark in a tropical country": media archeology of Brazilian goth subculture and its transformation; 10. Fans who camp in concerts of pop artists: notes on performance and coloniality of Brazilian youth.
Cláudia Pereira has a PhD (2008) in anthropology from the Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPGSA – IFCS/UFRJ). She is a 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. In 2018, she has been accepted as Visiting Researcher at ICS – Institute of Social Sciences at University of Lisbon, Portugal.