Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race offers critical perspectives on contemporary research and practice directed at young people across the global north and south. Drawing upon pedagogical, programmatic, and activist work with respect to challenging inequalities and injustices for young people, the authors interrogate the dominant discourses of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and other social categories. Emerging out of a Finnish-South African collaboration, this volume does not take a comparative approach but rather a transnational one by embracing the intersections of local and global knowledges. We draw on this transnational and transdisciplinary framework and these various contexts to generate a critique of mainstream theory and pedagogical practice, as well as to subvert and disrupt such research and practice so as to speak more directly to young people's agentic and activist engagements in social justice, specifically inequalities of class, race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, and health.
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Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational, Intersectional and Everyday, Jeff Hearn, Tamara Shefer, Kopano Ratele & Floretta Boonzaier
SECTION ONE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY SCHOLARSHIP AND PRACTICE DIRECTED AT YOUNG PEOPLE
- South African Research and Practice Directed at Young People’s Sexualities and Genders: The Political Effects of Current Responses in Local and Transnational Contexts, Tamara Shefer
- Personally Rememorizing Young People Differently: What Might Critical Adult Studies (Paradoxically) have to do with Researching, and Engaging with, Young People, Jeff Hearn
- The Ascendency of Whiteness: On Understanding Racialized Queerness in LGBTQI Refugee Work, Salla Peltonen and Katarina Jungar
- Ambivalent Positions and Challenging Contexts in Researching "Rainbow Youth" in Finland, Jukka Lehtonen and Riikka Taavetti
- Engaging Young Male University Students: Towards a Situated, Social-Psychological ProFeminist Praxis, Kopano Ratele
- Unlearning a Commitment to the "We" in a Transnational Feminist Classroom, Elina Oinas
- Challenging Representations: Participatory Research Engagements with Young People in Postcolonial Contexts, Floretta Boonzaier and Shose Kessi
- Engaging in Photovoice-Based Research on a University Campus: Young People’s Reflective Experiences, Sisa Ngabaza
- The Good, the Bad, and the Quiet Ones: Differential Positions of Boys in Researching Sexual Harassment, Sanna Aaltonen
- Consciousness-Raising Capacities of Photovoice: Youth Understanding of Egypt’s Transitional Moment, Nick Malherbe, Shahnaaz Suffla, Mohamed Seedat, Umesh Bawa, Hesham El-Sayed and Hanan Abbas Abdo
- Social Media and Feminist Activism: #RapeMustFall, #NakedProtest, and #RUReferenceList Movements in South Africa, Tigist Shewarega Hussen
- Black Students’ Resistances to Stigmatizing Discourses in Higher Education: A Photovoice Study, Josephine Cornell and Shose Kessi
- Territorial Stigmatisation, Gendered Racism and Young People’s Agency in a Multi-Ethnic School, Suvi Keskinen
- "To show like the People that there can be good fathers […] here in our place": Enabling Young People’s Alternative Discourses in a Context of Marginalization, Rebecca Helman and Debbie Kaminer
- Researching Troublesome Masculinities and Schooling: Critical Ethnographic Reflections, Trevor McArthur
- Happiness and Constructions of Young Masculinity, Mandisa Malinga and Kopano Ratele
SECTION TWO: ALTERNATIVE, NON-HEGEMONIC WAYS OF DOING SCHOLARSHIP AND ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE
SECTION THREE: YOUNG PEOPLE ‘TALKING BACK’: AGENCY, RESISTANCE, ACTIVISM AND CHANGE
Tamara Shefer is Senior Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
Jeff Hearn is Senior Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, based in Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; Professor Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK
Kopano Ratele is Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa, South Africa and researcher at the South African Medical Research Council.
Floretta Boonzaier is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.