Youth and the City in the Global South

Youth and the City in the Global South

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The innovative, multi-site Youth and the City Project examined the effects of globalization and neoliberalism on the everyday experiences and future prospects of urban youth in the developing world. The economic and demographic trends that are transforming cities and widening the gap between North and South are also making it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for young people to establish themselves as independent, self-sufficient adults in many parts of the world. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil, Vietnam, and Zambia, this volume integrates youth studies with urban studies, and argues that youth is an experience in its own right, not merely a transition from childhood to adulthood. In-depth case studies in three cities-Recife, Hanoi, and Lusaka-offer compelling insights into the situation of urban youth, exploring how they use their city, spend their time, and prepare themselves for the future. Cross-cutting essays examine how education shapes future citizens, young people's use of urban domestic space, and the media's role in expanding the life worlds of youth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 37 b&w photos, 3 maps
  • 0253219698
  • 9780253219695
  • 822,645

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This work offers a rich opportunity to witness the dynamics of youth development amid the tumult of poverty, hunger, crime, and desperation in various global communities. . . . While there are many uses for this text, Hansen's collaboration is best suited for library collections focusing on international human rights and youth. . . . Recommended.July 2009 * Choice * . . . an important volume that demonstrates the value of multi-sited collaborative research.Vol. 17.3 2009 -- DANIEL MAINS * Washington University in St. Louis * The participants in this project issued themselves quite a challenge in bringing the results of a large study together in a book form. Given the task, they did admirably. * Ethnos *show more

About Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Her books include Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsPart 1. Situating Youth in the City1. Introduction: Youth and the City Karen Tranberg Hansen2. Youth across the Globe: Comparison, Interdisciplinarity, and Cross-National Collaboration Anne Line Dalsgaard and Karen ValentinPart 2. Studying Youth in Cities3. Dominant Ideas, Uncertain Lives: The Meaning of Youth in Recife Anne Line Dalsgaard, Monica Franch, and Russell Parry Scott4. Politicized Leisure in the Wake of Doi Moi: A Study of Youth in Hanoi Karen Valentin5. Localities and Sites of Youth Agency in Lusaka Karen Tranberg HansenPart 3. Youth Making Meaning6. Youth and the Home Katherine V. Gough7. Toward Eduscapes: Youth and Schooling in a Global Era Ulla Ambrosius Madsen8. The Work of the Imagination: Young People's Media Appropriation Norbert Wildermuth9. Conclusion: Urban Youth in a Global World Karen Tranberg HansenIndexshow more

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