1st Edition

Keywords in Youth Studies Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges

Edited By Nancy Lesko, Susan Talburt Copyright 2012
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in subcultural studies to encompass a diverse array of disciplines, subfields, and theoretical orientations. Yet no volume exists that systematically presents and puts into dialogue the field’s areas of focus and approaches to research.

    As a unique blend of reference guide, conceptual dictionary, and critical assessment, Keywords in Youth Studies presents and historicizes the "state of the field." It offers theoretically-informed analysis of key concepts, and points to possibilities for youth studies’ reconstruction. Contributors include internationally-renowned field experts who trace the origins, movements, and uses and meanings of "keywords" such as resistance, youth violence, surveillance, and more. The blending of section essays with focused keywords offers beginning and advanced readers multiple points of entry into the text and connections across concepts. A must-read for graduate students, faculty, and researchers across a range of disciplines, this extraordinary new book promotes new interdisciplinary approaches to youth research and advocacy.

    An Introduction to Seven Technologies of Youth Studies, Susan Talburt and Nancy Lesko

    Section I: A History of the Present of Youth Studies, Susan Talburt and Nancy Lesko

    1. Biology/Nature, Elizabeth Seaton
    2. (Dis)ability, Beth A. Ferri
    3. Juvenile Justice, Erica Meiners
    4. Leisure, Carles Feixa
    5. Middle School, Julie McLeod
    6. School-to-Work Transition, Meg Maguire and Stephen J. Ball
    7. Surveillance, Rachel Oppenheim
    8. Section II: Research and Regulation of Knowledge, Thomas S. Popkewitz

    9. Commodification, Lisa Weems
    10. Culture, Mikko Salasuo and Tommi Hoikkala
    11. Ethnographies, Wanda S. Pillow
    12. Histories, Andrew J. Reisinger
    13. Peer Groups, Johanna Wyn
    14. Transnational Governance Organizations, Noah W. Sobe
    15. Section III: Populational Reasoning, Gordon Tait

    16. Age, Yen Yen Woo
    17. Disorderly, Valerie Harwood
    18. Generation, Cindy Patton
    19. Resistance, Elizabeth Soep
    20. Subculture, Martha Marín Caicedo
    21. Trans, Alejondro Venegas-Steele
    22. Section IV: Citizenship Stories, Anita Harris

    23. Democracy, Benjamin Baez
    24. Hijab, Amira Jarmakani
    25. Human Rights, Julie Kubala
    26. Mall, Carolyn Vander Schee
    27. Nation, Rupa Huq
    28. Postcolonial, Aaron Koh and Allan Luke
    29. Sex Education, Mary Louise Rasmussen
    30. Section V: Mobilities and the Transnationalization of Youth Cultures, Fazal Rizvi

    31. Health, Emma Rich
    32. Immigrant, Claudia Matus
    33. Internet, Lori B. MacIntosh, Stuart Poyntz, and Mary K. Bryson
    34. Musicking, Julian Henriques
    35. Sexuality, Mary Jane Kehily
    36. TV and Film, Bill Osgerby
    37. Section VI: Everyday Exceptions: Geographies of Social Imaginaries, Sunaina Maira

    38. Cultural Production, John Broughton
    39. Hybridity, Pam Nilan
    40. Safe Spaces, M. Piper Dumont
    41. Street Children, Rob Pattman
    42. Style, Kristen Luschen
    43. Youth Violence, Todd R. Ramlow
    44. Section VII: Enchantment, Nancy Lesko and Susan Talburt

    45. The Erotic, Jen Gilbert
    46. Innocence, Elizabeth Marshall
    47. NGOs, Dana Burde
    48. Nostalgia, Kaoru Miyazawa
    49. Teacher Movies, Rebecca Stanko
    50. Youth Activism, Noel S. Anderson
    51. Youth Participatory Action Research, Michelle Fine


    Nancy Lesko is Professor of Education and Maxine Greene Chair at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Susan Talburt is Director and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Georgia State University.

    "This theoretically informed text would be of interest to graduate students and scholars from a range of disciplines, and especially those who adopt an interdisciplinary perspective on youth research. It not only serves as a conceptual dictionary and introduction to the field, but also enacts the fluidity and constant movement that it argues for by critically engaging with the production of sedimented concepts and ideas related to youth." ― Shenila S. Khoja-Moolji, Journal of Human Rights Review