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Critical Youth Studies


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Set against the massive social, cultural, and material dislocations of the new century, Critical Youth Studies interrogates the complex cultural dimensions of young people’s everyday lives today. Drawing together the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this series focuses on "youth studies" as a self-constituting, trans-disciplinary area of inquiry. Operating largely at the specific intersection of education, sociology, and media studies, Critical Youth Studies features authored and edited books, drawing on a range of methods and approaches, treating the span of issues most relevant to youth today.

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Youth Rising? The Politics of Youth in the Global Economy

Youth Rising? The Politics of Youth in the Global Economy

1st Edition

Mayssoun Sukarieh, Stuart Tannock
September 04, 2014

Over the last decade, "youth" has become increasingly central to policy, development, media and public debates and conflicts across the world – whether as an ideological symbol, social category or political actor. Set against a backdrop of contemporary political economy, Youth Rising? seeks to ...

Wired Citizenship Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East

Wired Citizenship Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East

1st Edition

Linda Herrera
March 17, 2014

Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today’s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of ...

Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

1st Edition

Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang
November 20, 2013

Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has ...

Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

1st Edition

Pedro Noguera, Julio Cammarota, Shawn Ginwright
March 21, 2006

The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero...

Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism

Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism

1st Edition

Anita Harris
October 29, 2012

Unlike as with previous generations, diversity and multiculturalism are engrained in the lives of today’s urban youth. Within their culturally diverse urban environments, young people from different backgrounds now routinely encounter one another in their everyday lives and negotiate and contest ...

The Means to Grow Up Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence

The Means to Grow Up Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence

1st Edition

Robert Halpern
November 26, 2008

In The Means to Grow Up, Robert Halpern describes the pedagogical importance of "apprenticeship"—a growing movement based in schools, youth-serving organizations, and arts, civic, and other cultural institutions. This movement aims to re-engage youth through in-depth learning and unique experiences...

Urban Youth and School Pushout Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED

Urban Youth and School Pushout Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED

1st Edition

Eve Tuck
January 23, 2013

Recent efforts to reform urban high schools have been marked by the pursuit of ever-increasing accountability policies, most notably through the use of mayoral control and secondary school exit exams. This innovative and provocative volume excavates the unintended consequences of such policies on ...

Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research

Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research

1st Edition

Kitty te Riele, Rachel Brooks
November 20, 2012

Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research brings together contributors from across the world to explore real-life ethical dilemmas faced by researchers working with young people in a range of social science disciplines. Unlike literature that tends to discuss youth research at an abstracted ...

Next Wave Cultures Feminism, Subcultures, Activism

Next Wave Cultures Feminism, Subcultures, Activism

1st Edition

Anita Harris
November 26, 2007

Whereas once young women’s feminist activism could be easily identified, today this resistance seems obscure, transitory, and disorganized. In Next Wave Cultures, established and emerging scholars provide an interdisciplinary examination of young women’s multilayered lives. This collection ...

Youth Culture and Sport Identity, Power, and Politics

Youth Culture and Sport Identity, Power, and Politics

1st Edition

Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly
October 08, 2007

Youth Culture and Sport critically interrogates and challenges contemporary articulations of race, class, gender, and sexual relations circulating throughout popular iterations of youth sporting culture in late-capitalism. Written against the backdrop of important changes in social, cultural, ...

Lost Youth in the Global City Class, Culture, and the Urban Imaginary

Lost Youth in the Global City Class, Culture, and the Urban Imaginary

1st Edition

Jo-Anne Dillabough, Jacqueline Kennelly
February 02, 2010

What does it mean to be young, to be economically disadvantaged, and to be subject to constant surveillance both from the formal agencies of the state and from the informal challenge of competing youth groups? What is life like for young people living on the fringe of global cities in late ...

Revolutionizing Education Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion

Revolutionizing Education Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion

1st Edition

Julio Cammarota, Michelle Fine
January 24, 2008

Many scholars have turned to the groundbreaking critical research methodology, Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR), as a way to address both the political challenges and inherent power imbalances of conducting research with young people. Revolutionizing Education makes an extraordinarily...

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