Youth in a Globalizing World

Friday, 20 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC34 Sociology of Youth (host committee)

Language: English

The recently instituted book series, Youth in a Globalizing World (Brill), provides a forum to promote understanding of young people in our rapidly changing interconnected world. It seeks to capture the transnational emergence of shared practices, values, norms, behaviors, cultures and patterns among young people all across the globe. This session will present recently published and forthcoming volumes in this series, representing exemplary comparative studies of youth and delivering new insights for exploring the global context in which young people live today: 

Crossing to Adulthood: How Diverse Young Americans Understand and Navigate Their Lives (edited by Teresa Swartz, Douglas Hartman and Rubén G. Rumbaut); 

Protest and Generation: Legacies and Emergences in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean (edited by Mark Muhannad Ayyassh and Ratiba Hadj-Moussa); 

What Politics? Youth and Political Engagement in Africa (edited by Elina Oinas, Henri Onodera, and Leena Suurpää;

Young People and The Politics of Outrage and Hope (edited by Peter Kelly, Perri Campbell, Lyn Harrison, and Chris Hickey);


Immigrant Youth : Managing Identities through the Commercial World (edited by Virginie Silhouette-Dercourt). 

Each of the authors/editors will discuss the central contributions of their works, followed by discussion and exchanges between them and attendees. This invited session is not open for abstract submission.

Session Organizers:
Vincenzo CICCHELLI, Gemass Paris Sorbonne/CNRS, France and Jeylan MORTIMER, University of Minnesota, Department of Sociology, USA
Oral Presentations
Crossings to Adulthood. How Diverse Young Americans Understand and Navigate Their Lives
Teresa SWARTZ, University of Minnesota, USA; Douglas Hartmann HARTMANN, University of Minnesota, USA
Protests and Generations: Legacies and Emergences in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean
Mark AYYASH, Mount Royal University, Canada; Ratiba HADJ-MOUSSA, York University, Canada
What Politics? Youth and Political Engagement in Africa
Elina OINAS, University of Helsinki, Finland
Cosmopolitism from below ? Immigrant Female Youth in French Banlieue As Powerful Agent of Change of Beauty Practices and Consumption
Virginie SILHOUETTE-DERCOURT, Université Paris XIII, CEPN, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, France
Young People and the Politics of Outrage and Hope
Peter KELLY, School of Education, RMIT University, Australia
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