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Spaces of Youth

Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context, 1st Edition

By David Farrugia


140 pages

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Contemporary young people are situated within a complex and disorienting set of social changes that are reshaping how youth is constructed, governed and experienced across the globe. Historically, it has been taken for granted that youth primarily concerns time, especially with regards to personal and social development.

In Spaces of Youth, Farrugia shows that the concept of developmental time has become a regulatory framework that is used to govern aspects of globalisation, including the formation of labour forces and the boundaries of liberal citizenship regimes. Interrogating this context, this volume explores the changes in the social organisation of youth within the spatial dimensions of work, citizenship and popular culture in a global context. Thus, Farrugia establishes a new interdisciplinary research agenda into youth and spatiality, including young people from across the global north and the global south, and which situates young people within the key dynamics of contemporary globalisation in its economic, political and cultural dimensions.

An enlightening and timely volume, Spaces of Youth is an important resource for post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers across all social scientific disciplines interested in space, youth, globalisation, work, citizenship and culture.

Table of Contents

Ch 1. Young People, Place and Social Change: Relocating Youth

Ch 2. The Spatio-Temporality of ‘Youth’

Ch 3. Spatial Assemblages of Youth: Education, Work, and The Global Topology of Youth Biographies

Ch 4. Mobilities, Displacements and Youth Identities

Ch 5. The Spatial Dynamics of Youth Cultures

Ch 6. Place, Citizenship and Belonging

Ch 7. Conclusion: Young People, Globalisation and Place



About the Author

David Farrugia is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia

About the Series

Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

The Youth, Young Adulthood and Society series approaches youth as a distinct area, bringing together social scientists from many disciplines to present cutting-edge research monographs and collections on young people in societies around the world today. The books present original, exciting research, with strongly theoretically- and empirically-grounded analysis, advancing the field of youth studies. Originally set up and edited by Andy Furlong, the series presents interdisciplinary and truly international, comparative research monographs.

Contacts for the series:

Professor Tracy Shildrick:

Professor John Goodwin:

Professor Henrietta O'Connor:

Emily Briggs at Routledge:

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General