This book provides a timely reappraisal of youth cultures in contemporary times. From the Birmingham School to the youthscapes of South Korea, this unique collection explores the impact of globalization and new technologies on youth cultures in contrasting geographic locations. Drawing on international examples of youth cultural formations in the UK, the USA, Russia, Spain, South Korea and India, the book profiles the best of new research in youth studies written by leading scholars in the field. Acknowledging the past to explore the present, the book is a landmark publication in the rich history of research on the expressive cultures of young people, reframing 'resistance' and 'ritual' to offer fresh insights into the meaning and significance of youth cultures on a global stage.
1. 'What Time is Now?' Researching Youth and Culture Beyond the 'Birmingham School'; Christine Griffin
2. Youth and Globalization: Changing Trajectories of Culture and Politics; Ritty A. Lukose
3. Historicize This! Contextualism in Youth Media Studies; Mary Celeste Kearney
4. 'My Whole Life is Here': Tracing Journeys through 'Skinhead'; Hilary Pilkington
5. From Local Gangs to Global Tribes: The Latin Kings and Queens Nation in Catalonia; Carles Feixa and Oriol Romaní
6. Dissenting Citizenship: South Asian Muslim Youth in the U.S. after 9/11; Sunaina Maira
7. Looking East: Young Koreans Consuming Japanese Media in the Intra-Asian Youthscape; Kyong Yoon
8. Learning to Act Your Age: 'Age Imaginaries' and Media Consumption in an English Secondary School; Patrick Alexander
9. Charver Kids and Pram-face Girls: Working Class Youth, Representation and Embodied Performance; Mary Jane Kehily and Anoop Nayak
10. Youth Media and its Global Digital Afterlife; Elisabeth Soep
11. Claiming Content and Constructing Users: User-Generated Content and BBC Blast; Helen Thornham and Angela McFarlane
12. Selling Youth: the Paradoxical Empowerment of the Young Consumer; David Buckingham
13. Youth Citizenship Beyond Consensus: Examining the Role of Satire and Humour for Critical Engagements in Citizenship Education; Kathrin Hörschelmann and Elisabeth El Refaie
14. 'i matter. and so does she': Girl Power, (Post)Feminism and the Girl Effect; Ofra Koffman and Rosalind Gill
15. Politics, Identity, Representation and UK Asian Suburban Youth: Voices from the Margins; Rupa Huq
David Buckingham is Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK. His recent books include Beyond Technology: Children's Learning in the Age of Digital Culture, Video Cultures: Media Technology and Everyday Creativity, and The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture.
Sara Bragg is Senior Research Fellow in the Education Research Centre at the University of Brighton, UK. She is co-author of Young People, Sex and the Media (with David Buckingham) and co-editor of Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds (with Mary Jane Kehily).
Mary Jane Kehily is Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at the Open University, UK. She is the author of Sexuality, Gender and Schooling; Making Modern Mothers (with Rachel Thomson, Lucy Hadfield and Sue Sharpe) and Gender, Youth and Culture (with Anoop Nayak).