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Keywords in Youth Studies
Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges

ISBN 9780415874120
Published August 4, 2011 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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