Global and Local Dynamics of Youth Transition and Participation

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 14:30-16:20
RC34 Sociology of Youth (host committee)

Language: English

This session focuses on the relationship between young people’s agency and social change. Youth participation and prolonged transition to adulthood can be approached in the light of political, economic and cultural transformations in contemporary societies.  The aim is to open discussion on how young lives are shaped by both local and global circumstances in different parts of the world.

Papers in this session discuss how young people are influenced by different factors such as international migration as well as the young people's own meaning making of their cultural and social agency.

Session Organizer:
Airi-Alina ALLASTE, Tallinn University, Estonia
Airi-Alina ALLASTE, Tallinn University, Estonia
Oral Presentations
Student Struggles in South Africa, 2015-2016
David EVERATT, Wits School of Governance, South Africa
How Young People Experience Their Transitions in Different Social Settings?: A Comparative Study of Japan and UK
Akio INUI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Masahiko SANO, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan; Maki HIRATSUKA, Hosei University, Japan; Takeshi HORI, Joetsu University of Education, Japan; Akihiko HIGUCHI, Hosei University, Japan; Yoshie MIURA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Andy BIGGART, Queen's University, United Kingdom
CLASS Reproduction and RE-Formation during Young People’S Education to Employment Transitions in South and EAST Mediterranean Countries
Siyka KOVACHEVA, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Kenneth ROBERTS, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Patterns of Self-Employment Among Young People. the Case of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy
Stella VOLTURO, University of Bologna, Italy; Alessandro MARTELLI, University of Bologna, Italy; Paolo ZURLA, University of Bologna, Italy
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