Citizen Youth : Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Citizen Youth : Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era

Author: J Kennelly
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Education, Politics and Public Life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed. 2011
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What are the ties that bind the 'good youth citizen' and the youth activist in the twenty-first century? Contemporary young people are encouraged - through education and other cultural sites - to 'save the world' via community projects that resemble activism, yet increasingly risk arrest for public acts of dissent. Citizen Youth: culture, activism, and agency in a neoliberal era goes to the heart of these  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Kennelly
ISBN: 1137580011 9781137580016 1283209721 9781283209724 9786613209726 6613209724 0230346375 9780230346376 0230119611 9780230119611
OCLC Number: 1333094918
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (207 p.).
Contents: Cover; Titlepage; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "Citizen Youth" in the Twenty-first Century; 1 Understanding Youth Political Engagement: Youth Citizenship as Governance; 2 Constructing the Good Youth Citizen: A History of the Present; 3 Good Citizen/Bad Activist: The Cultural Role of the State in Youth Political Participation; 4 Class Exclusions, Racialized Identities: The Symbolic Economy of Youth Activism; 5 Becoming Actors: Agency and Youth Activist Subcultures; 6 Conclusions; Appendix: Research Methods; Notes; References; Index
Series Title: Education, Politics and Public Life.
Responsibility: by J. Kennelly.

Abstract:

What are the ties that bind the 'good youth citizen' and the youth activist in the twenty-first century? Contemporary young people are encouraged - through education and other cultural sites - to 'save the world' via community projects that resemble activism, yet increasingly risk arrest for public acts of dissent. Citizen Youth: culture, activism, and agency in a neoliberal era goes to the heart of these contradictions, exploring the dilemmas and cultural dynamics of being young and politically engaged. Through an ethnographic study of young people working on activist causes across the three largest urban centres in one of the wealthiest nations in the world (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada), this book draws on Bourdieusian cultural sociology, feminist theories of agency, phenomenology, and political theories of the state and neoliberalism to understand what it means to be a certain kind of youth citizen in the twenty-first century. Accessibly written yet theoretically engaged, the book will be of interest to individuals both within academia and in the wider world of social movements and youth engagement.

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