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Youth, Inequality and Social Change in the Global South

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  • Presents new theoretical and methodological approaches to understand youth in the Global South

  • Addresses a gap in youth studies by focusing on young people’s transitions in the Global South

  • Provides examples of social justice strategies in youth transitions that serve to redress entrenched inequalities

  • Offers insights into the production and reproduction of inequality

Part of the book series: Perspectives on Children and Young People (PCYP, volume 6)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Youth in the Global South: An Introduction

    • Hernan Cuervo, Ana Miranda
    Pages 1-13
  3. Education, Work and Social Structure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Youth, Labor Market Exclusion, and Social Violence in Central America

      • Minor Mora Salas, Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz
      Pages 17-31
    3. Mobile Belonging and Migrant Youth in Australia

      • Rimi Khan, Johanna Wyn, Babak Dadvand
      Pages 33-49
  4. Place, Mobilities and Marginalisation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. Carcova is Love: Becoming Youth in the Slums of the Global South

      • Silvia Grinberg, Mercedes Machado, Luciano Martín Mantiñan
      Pages 149-162
    3. Hope for a Better Future: Young People’s (im)Mobility in Pretoria Central, South Africa

      • Marlize Rabe, Ignatius Swart, Stephan de Beer
      Pages 163-178
    4. Mobility, Capital and Youth Transitions in Indonesia

      • Oki Rahadianto Sutopo
      Pages 179-190
    5. Children and Urban Space in Maputo

      • Elena Colonna
      Pages 191-203
  5. Power, Social Conflict and New Forms of Political Participation of Youth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. Beyond the Nizam: Youth Political Practices in Egypt and Tunisia After the 2011 Uprisings

      • Jose Sánchez García, Elena Sánchez-Montijano
      Pages 207-222
    3. Marginal Images: Youth and Critical Subjectivities from Art as a Resource

      • Mauro Cerbino, Marco Panchi, Jérémie Voirol
      Pages 223-238

About this book

This book gathers international and interdisciplinary work on youth studies from the Global South, exploring issues such as continuity and change in youth transitions from education to work; contemporary debates on the impact of mobility, marginalization and violence on young lives; how digital technologies shape youth experiences; and how different institutions, cultures and structures generate a diversity of experiences of what it means to be young. The book is divided into four broad thematic sections: (a) Education, work and social structure; (b) Identity and belonging; (c) Place, mobilities and marginalization; and (d) Power, social conflict and new forms of political participation of youth.

Keywords

  • Youth, Inequality and Social Change
  • Youth Transitions
  • Youth Employment
  • Youth Studies
  • Global South
  • Youth Inequality
  • Education, Work and Social Structure
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Place, Mobilities and Marginalization
  • Power and Social Conflict
  • Political Participation of Youth
  • Social Justice Strategies in Youth Transitions

Reviews

“The work represents a contribution to research on the theme of participation but, above all, it outlines a clear gap between traditional forms of involvement … . this volume has the merit of providing us with a new in­terpretative paradigm of young people from the South of the world through the formulation of analytical categories that distance themselves from an a-contextual and often stereotyped theoretical analysis of the lives of young people.” (Mauro Giardiello, Youth and Globalization, Vol. 1 (2), 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

    Hernan Cuervo

  • Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Ana Miranda

About the editors

Hernán Cuervo is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Deputy Director of the Youth Research Centre, at the University of Melbourne. His research interests focus on sociology of youth, specifically in relation to youth transitions; rural education and rural young people, focusing on the tension of aspirations and belonging; and theory of justice applied to educational and youth issues.

Ana Miranda is a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and a professor at the University of Buenos Aires. She is the leader of Grammar of Youth Longitudinal Research Program  and run a postgraduate program on youth in Latin America in FLACSO Argentina.  Her research and teaching are related to youth, education, inequality and labour. She is currently the Deputy President of RC 34 of the International Sociology Association (ISA) for the period 2018-2022.

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USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-13-3750-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)