1st Edition

Youth in Superdiverse Societies Growing up with globalization, diversity, and acculturation

Edited By Peter F. Titzmann, Philipp Jugert Copyright 2020
    330 Pages
    by Routledge

    330 Pages
    by Routledge

    Youth in Superdiverse Societies

    brings together theoretical, methodological and international approaches to the study of globalization, diversity, and acculturation in adolescence. It examines vital issues including migration, integration, cultural identities, ethnic minorities, and the interplay of ethnic and cultural diversity with experiences of growing up as an adolescent. This important volume focuses on understanding the experiences and consequences of multicultural societies and offers valuable new insights in the field of intergroup relations and the complexity of growingly heterogeneous societies.

    The book comprises four sections. The first includes fresh theoretical perspectives for studying youth development in multicultural societies, exploring topics such as superdiversity, globalization, bicultural identity development, polyculturalism, the interplay of acculturation and development, as well as developmental-ecological approaches. The second section highlights innovative methods in studying multicultural societies. It contains innovative dynamic concepts (e.g., experience-based sampling), methods for studying the nested structure of acculturative contexts, and suggestions for cross-comparative research to differentiate universal and context-specific processes. The third section examines social relations and social networks in diverse societies and features developmentally crucial contexts (e.g., family, peers, schools) and contributions on interethnic interactions in real-life contexts. The final section presents applications in natural settings and includes contributions on participatory action research and teachers dealings' with ethnic diversity. Each chapter provides a thorough overview of current research trends and findings, followed by detailed recommendations for future research, suggesting how the approaches can be cited, applied and improved.

    Youth in Superdiverse Societies

    is valuable reading for students studying adolescent acculturation and development in psychology, sociology, education, anthropology, linguistics and political science. It will also be of interest to scholars and researchers in social and developmental psychology, and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the field of migration.

    Chapter 11 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    Preface - Peter F. Titzmann & Philipp Jugert

    Part 1: Conceptual Approaches for Studying Multicultural Societies

    Chapter 1: Growing up with difference – superdiverse contexts as a habitual frame of reference - Fran Meissner

    Chapter 2: Globalization and the proliferation of complex acculturation processes - Simon Ozer

    Chapter 3: Biculturalism and Bicultural Identity Development: A Relational Model of Bicultural Systems - Alan Meca, Kyle Eichas, Seth J. Schwartz, & Rachel J. Davis

    Chapter 4: Polyculturalism: Current Evidence, Future Directions, and Implementation Possibilities for Diverse Youth - Lisa Rosenthal, MaryBeth Apriceno, & Sheri R. Levy

    Chapter 5: Towards a More Dynamic Perspective on Acculturation Research - Rich M. Lee, Peter F. Titzmann, & Philipp Jugert

    Chapter 6: Development in context: The importance of country and school level factors for the mental health of immigrant adolescents - Gonneke Stevens & Sophie Walsh

    Part 2: Innovative Methods for Studying Youth in Multicultural Societies

    Chapter 7: Applying experience-sampling methods to investigate the impact of school diversity on youth development in multicultural contexts - Tiffany Yip, Yuen Mi Cheon, & Alexandra Ehrhardt

    Chapter 8: Immigrant youth adaptation in multilevel context: Conceptual and statistical considerations - Jens Asendorpf & Frosso Motti-Stefanidi

    Chapter 9: The role of comparative research in understanding the diversity of immigrant youth - Alison Benbow & Lara Aumann

    Part 3: Social Relations in Multicultural Societies

    Chapter 10: Adolescent Language Brokers: Developmental and Familial Considerations - Rob Weisskirch

    Chapter 11: Ethnic Majority and Minority Youth in Multicultural Societies - Sabahat Cigdem Bagci & Adam Rutland

    Chapter 12: A new agenda for examining interethnic interactions amongst youth in diverse settings - Shelley McKeown, Amanda Williams, Thia Sagherian-Dickey, & Katarzyna Kucaba

    Chapter 13: Bridging Contexts: The Interplay between Parents, Peers, and Schools in Explaining Youth Reactions to Growing Diversity - Marta Miklikowska & Andrea Bohman

    Chapter 14: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Segregation in Youth’s Friendship Networks: Opportunities and Challenges for Research - Lars Leszczensky & Tobias Stark

    Part 4: Preparing Multicultural Societies for Dealing with Diversity Inside and Outside of Schools

    Chapter 15: Participatory Approaches to Youth Civic Development in Multicultural Societies - Parissa J. Ballard, Ahna Suleiman, Lindsay Till Hoyt, Alison K. Cohen, Metsehate Ayenekulu, & Genet Ebuy

    Chapter 16: Teachers’ dealings with ethnic diversity - Jochem Thijs & Roselien Vervaet

    Chapter 17: How to best prepare teachers for multicultural schools: Challenges and perspectives - Sauro Civitillo & Linda P. Juang


    Peter F. Titzmann is Professor for Developmental Psychology at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. In his research he investigates the interplay between normative development and migration-related adaptation among adolescents with immigrant background. He studied this interplay in developmental outcomes, such as acculturative stress, delinquency, family interactions, autonomy, and self-efficacy.

    Philipp Jugert is Professor of Intercultural Psychology - Migration and Integration at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His major research interests include social development in the context of ethnic diversity, group processes and intergroup relations, and civic engagement.