This edited collection brings together scholars who draw on phenomenological approaches to understand the experiences of young people growing up under contemporary conditions of globalization. Phenomenology is both a philosophical and pragmatic approach to social sciences research, that takes as central the meaning-making experiences of research participants. One of the central contentions of this book is that phenomenology has long informed critical empirical approaches to youth cultures, yet until recently its role has not been thusly named. This volume aims to resuscitate and recuperate phenomenology as a robust empirical, theoretical, and methodological approach to youth cultures. Chapters explore the lifeworlds of young people from countries around the world, revealing the tensions, risks and opportunities that organize youth experiences.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Phenomenology of Youth Cultures and Globalization: Lifeworlds and Surplus Meaning in Changing Times Jacqueline Kennelly and Stuart R. Poyntz Section 1: Intersubjectivity: Oneself and Another 2. Translocality, Imagination, and the Political: A Hermeneutic Exploration of Youth Media Initiatives from India and Palestine Sanjay Asthana 3. Performing Patriarchy: Indian Girls (En)gender a Social Imaginary Kathleen Gallagher 4. Relational Phenomenology and the Politics of Global Urban Youth Research Clovis Bergère and Lauren Silver Section 2: Experience and Meaning-Making: Oneself and the World 5. "When the Soil Is Just Right —It Has to Feel Like This": Peasant Youth of Northeastern Argentina: Experiences and Understanding Ana Padawer 6. (Re)scripting Barbie: Post-Phenomenology and Everyday Artefacts Naghmeh Nouri Esfahani and Victoria Carrington 7. Armed Insurgency, Young Women and the Feminization of Resistance in the Niger Delta Paul Ugor 8. Phenomenological Passports: Youth and Experiences of Place, Mobility and Globalization Leslie Robinson, Carolina Cambre, Andrew Jackson Obol, and Cathy Mashakalugo Section 3: Embodiment and Temporality: Oneself and Time 9. Sex Education, Bodily Orientations and the Northern Territory "Intervention" Mary Lou Rasmussen 10. Past, Present, Future Encounters: Bodies That Travel, Bodies That Stay Yvette Taylor 11. The Phenomenology of Authenticity Work: Merleau-Ponty and the "Dissonant Sound" of The Clash Aaron Klassen 12. Against All Odds: Making Underground Music in Iran Daniel Ahadi
Stuart R. Poyntz is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
Jacqueline Kennelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.