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
Set against the massive social, cultural, and material dislocations of the new century, Critical Youth Studies interrogates the complex cultural dimensions of young people’s everyday lives today. Drawing together the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this series focuses on "youth studies" as a self-constituting, trans-disciplinary area of inquiry. Operating largely at the specific intersection of education, sociology, and media studies, Critical Youth Studies features authored and edited books, drawing on a range of methods and approaches, treating the span of issues most relevant to youth today.