Political Participation and Activism in the POST15M Era: Young People’s Political Identifications in Lleida, Catalonia
The communication starts with a description of the conceptual approach of different types of young political activists in the post-15M era. Next, the authors analyse the participation of young political activists in both movements, from December 2014 until summer of 2016, establishing some conclusions on youth political participation and its relation with other (older) actors in these movements.
Finally, these dynamics are traced using data obtained through participant/engaged observation in these political movements, semi-structured interviews guided by the ethnographic process and a discussion group in each movement, together with a review of the information produced by the media and the movements themselves. This analysis enables the authors to examine the concepts of ‘new’ and ‘old’ politics, and the understanding that the young activists have of them.