Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging
In the field of youth studies, we have seen a recent emphasis on studying the ways youth live out everyday multiculturalisms in an increasingly globalised world. How young people negotiate belonging in everyday life and how they come to understand their positions in fragmented societies remain emerging areas of scholarship. Composed of twelve chapters, the collection references key sites and institutions in young people's lives such as schools, community/cultural centres, neighbourhoods and spaces of consumption. Drawing from diverse areas such as the rural, the urban as well as displacements and mobilities, this international collection enhances our understanding of the theories employed in the study of youth identity practices.
Written in a direct and clear style, this collection of essays will be of interest to researchers working in geography, theories of affect, gender, mobility, performativities, and theories of space/place. Investigating how young people come to belong can open up new spaces and provide critical insights into young people's identities.
- Hardback | 180 pages
- 159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 526g
- 21 Aug 2019
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 3 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
1. Expanding Theoretical Boundaries from Youth Transitions to Belonging and New Materiality
Johanna Wyn, Hernan Cuervo and Julia Cook
2. Surveillance, Belonging and Community Spaces for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds in Australia
Melanie Baak, Renae Summers, Shepard Masocha, Deirdre Tedmanson, Peter Gale, Johannes Pieters and Awit Kuac
3. Queering Timmies: Theorising LGBTQ Youth Claiming and Making Space in Surrey, BC, Canada
Jennifer Marchbank and Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
4. `Adults Decided Our Fate': Children and Young People Navigating Space, Territory and Conflicting Identities and the `New' Northern Ireland
5. Travel Imaginaries of Youth in New York City: History, Ethnicity and the Politics of Mobility
John Loewenthal and John Broughton
6. Women, Spatial Scales and Belonging: Signalling Inequality in Latin America
Ana Miranda and Milena Arancibia
7. Brotherhood and Belonging: Creating Pedagogic Spaces for Positive Discourses of Aboriginal Youth
Nayia Cominos, David Caldwell and Katie Gloede
8. Belonging Without Believing? Making Space for Marginal Masculinities at the Young Men's Christian Association in the UK and The Gambia
9. Precarious Class Positions in Spam City: Youth, Place and Class in the `Missing Middle'
10. Arenas of Empowerment? Case Study of a `Multicultural' High School in Oslo, Norway
Paul Thomas, Maren Seehawer and Sandra Fylkesnes
11. Local and Refugee Youth in Rural Australia: Negotiating Intercultural Relationships and Belonging in Rural Places
12. Politics of Class and Belonging in Pakistan: Student Learning, Communities of Practice and Social Mobility
Conclusion: Youth and Belonging - Agency, Place and Negotiation
Alan France, Professor of Sociology, University of Auckland
"This is a wonderful collection of chapters theorizing the relationships between young people, place and belonging. Not only does it include researchers from a range of places around the globe, but it also includes a significant range of theoretical perspectives on belonging. More than that as well as some world-renowned youth studies scholars, it highlights the critical contributions of emerging and new researchers. A rich, illuminating and compelling read!"
Barbara Comber, Research Professor, University of South Australia
"In this timely and exceptional edited collection, an international set of social theorists offer up new forms and diverse ways of theorizing and connecting young people's sense of place, space, identity and belonging; taking readers into some of the most forward-thinking provocations in sociology today."
Pamela Burnard, Professor of Creativities, University of Cambridge
About Sadia Habib
Michael R. M. Ward is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University. His work centres on the performance of working-class masculinities within and beyond educational institutions. He is the author of the award-winning book From Labouring to Learning: Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-Industrialization (2015) and co-convener of the British Sociological Association Education Study Group. Dr Ward has held visiting scholarships in Canada, the USA, Iceland and Germany.