Transnational Views on/from Arab Mediterranean Youths: Challenges and Potentialities

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:30
Location: Hörsaal 50 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Daniela CHERUBINI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Ilenya CAMOZZI, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Paola RIVETTI, Dublin City University, Ireland
Recent debates in the sub-field of youth studies have been engaged in methodological and epistemological discussions about what instrument of analysis need to be deployed for the examination of youth in the Global South. This paper aims to contribute to such debate by analysing the views on the Arab uprisings and the current events unfolding in North Africa of young migrants of North African origins in Italy.

The paper will draw from the research experience accumulated thanks to an international research project on Arab Mediterranean youth, and will tackle the issues of transnational and youth activism.

In particular, the paper will focus on a qualitative study on young people of Arab Mediterranean origins living in Italy, exploring their views on the Arab uprisings and their aftermaths, their transnational practices of participation to these key events and their views on the current affairs unfolding in Arab Mediterranean countries.

The paper is part of the EU FP7 research project “Empowering the new generation: towards a new social contract in South and East Mediterranean countries (SAHWA)”.