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Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics

Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises

Editors: Pickard, Sarah, Bessant, Judith (Eds.)

  • Profiles new forms of political action emerging from young people
  • Challenges the popular ideas and arguments that young people are now largely apolitical, apathetic and not interested in political participation
  • Offers a global perspective on youth politics with contributions from North America, Australia, Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia and a number of European nations
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58250-4
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Hardcover 158,24 €
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About this book

This book provides insight into the diverse ways young people from around the world are regenerating politics in innovative and multifaceted ways. The authors, who include academics and activists, challenge claims that young people are apolitical, apathetic and living up to the ‘me generation’ stereotype. Contributions cover a rich body of case examples of traditional and new forms of youth politics in response to situated injustices and political and socio-economic crises. Significant and optimistic, the collection presents strong evidence from across the globe that these developments are not isolated incidences, but are in fact part of a systemic, large-scale transformation leading to a regeneration of the political landscape by young people. The book is aimed at students and scholars in the fields of politics, sociology, policy studies and youth and childhood studies.

About the authors

Sarah Pickard is Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France. Her research on contemporary youth studies focuses on the interaction between youth policy and youth politics from sociological and political perspectives. She publishes primarily on the relationship between young people and political participation.

Judith Bessant is Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, Australia. She publishes in the areas of sociology, youth studies, politics, policy and history, and also works as an advisor to governments and to non-government organisations.

Reviews

“An excellent collection brimming with insights about the dynamism and variety of young people’s political participation and expression. Covering an impressive range of national, social and political contexts, this book is a must read for anyone concerned about contemporary political dynamics and the central role young people are playing in reshaping our political practices.” (Dr Nathan Manning, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of York, UK)

“Young people remaking politics, restoring hope, and showing new ways of engaging the world and living lives of meaning. In Young people re-generating politics in times of crises Pickard and Bessant have gathered together a wide array of scholars, many of whom are themselves young, and have shown how a new generation are remaking the political order through their brave, defiant and creative strategies and theorising. The 34 contributors – from Europe, the US and Australia  but also South Africa, Turkey, Croatia, Kenya and Chile – address all of the pressing issues of our time: authoritarianism, repression, austerity, marketization, environmental degradation, unemployment, racism, decolonisation…. This is an expansive, up to date expose, critique and agenda for action – all in one place. It is the reset button for youth activism and the new lens for viewing youth political engagement we have long needed.” (Professor Sharlene Swartz, Associate Professor Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Director: Human and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council)

“This powerful and inspiring collection of essays should finally lay to rest the idea that youth and political apathy are one and the same. If you want to comprehend the forces that will shape politics in the years to come, this book is absolutely essential reading.”  (Shiv Malik, journalist and author of Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted its Youth)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pickard, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Young People and the #Hashtags That Broke the Rainbow Nation

    Chikane, Rekgotsofetse

    Pages 19-39

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  • Students Taking Action in Los Angeles Schools: An Ethnographic Case Study of Student Activism in the United States

    Mejia Mesinas, Analicia

    Pages 41-57

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  • ‘Professional Students Do Not Play Politics’: How Kenyan Students Professionalise Environmental Activism and Produce Neoliberal Subjectivities

    Muthoni Mwaura, Grace

    Pages 59-76

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  • The ‘Good,’ the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Useless’: Young People’s Political Action Repertoires in Quebec

    Gallant, Nicole

    Pages 77-94

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58250-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 158,24 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58249-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises
Editors
  • Sarah Pickard
  • Judith Bessant
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58250-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58250-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58249-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 410
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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