This fascinating collection of original essays seeks to address the possibilities and dangers of young people's transnational, commodified identities; how society and educational institutions might respond to these new identities; and the consequences for democratic practices and the public sphere. Drawing together contributions from the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this collection highlights the practices of youth’s identities in the context of broadly defined educative sites, including schools, media and popular culture, community organisations, cyberspace, music, and urban landscapes.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Series Editor’s Introduction Allan Luke Introduction: Youth, Mobility, and Identity Nadine Dolby and Fazal Rizvi Section 1: New Times, New Identities 1. The Global Corporate Curriculum and the Young Cyberflâneur as Global Citizen Jane Kenway and Elizabeth Bullen 2. Shoot the Elephant: Antagonistic Identities, Neo-Marxist Nostalgia, and the Remorselessly Vanishing Past Cameron McCarthy and Jennifer Logue 3. New Textual Worlds: Young People and Computer Games Catherine Beavis Section 2: Diasporic Youth: Rethinking Borders and Boundaries in the New Modernity 4. Consuming Difference: Stylish Hybridity, Diasporic Identity, and the Politics of Culture Michael Giardina 5. Diasporan Moves: African Canadian Youth and Identity Formation Jennifer Kelly 6. Popular Culture and Recognition: Narratives of Youth and Latinidad Angharad Valdivia 7. Mobile Students in Liquid Modernity: Negotiating the Politics of Transnational Identities Parlo Singh and Catherine Doherty Section 3: Youth and the Global Context: Transforming Us Where We Live 8. The Children of Liberalization: Youth Agency and Globalization in India Ritty Lukose 9. Youth Cultures of Consumption in Johannesburg Sarah Nuttall 10. Identities for Neoliberal Times: Constructing Enterprising Selves in an American Suburb Peter Demerath and Jill Lynch 11. Disciplining "Generation M": The Paradox of Creating a "Local" National Identity in an Era of "Global" Flows Aaron Koh 12. Marginalization, Identity Formation, and Empowerment: Youth’s Struggles for Self and Social Justice David Quijada
Robert Lingard, University of Sheffield, UK
My overall reaction is that this is a very good proposal with two very good scholars as editors, one very established with a strong international reputation, the other one of the significant and notable rising young scholars in education. The authors of the various chapters are experts in their fields and there is a very good mix of new and established scholars from around the globe. The topic is important and significant, the structure of the proposed collection is sensible and logical. I think this can be an exciting collection on an exciting topic.
Greg Dimitriadis, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA (series editor)
"I think this book will become the 'go to' book for looking at issues of global youth culture, clearly an emerging area of inquiry. I think it will sell very well in a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in the social foundations of education (e.g., sociology of education) as well as classes in international and global education. I also think it will be picked up in sociology and communications courses which have come to focus on issues of globalization. Youth Moves is uniquely situated here in its focus on youth. In sum, this was exactly the kind of book I had in mind when I proposed this series (indeed, it was described in detail in the series proposal). I give it my highest possible support."