A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century

P. Kelly & A. Kamp (Eds)

ISBN 9789004243750

Brill, Leiden – 2014


In A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century Peter Kelly and Annelies Kamp present an edited collection that explores the challenges and opportunities faced by young people in an often dangerous 21st century. In an increasingly globalised world these challenges and opportunities include those associated with widening inequalities, precarious labour markets, the commodification of education, the hopes for democracy, and with practising an identity under these circumstances and in these spaces.

The 40+ contributors to the 35 chapter collection are established and emerging scholars from the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Drawing on contemporary critical social theories and diverse methodologies, they open up discussions about what a critical youth studies can contribute to community, policy and academic debates about these challenges and opportunities.

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Peter Kelly is Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia. His books include Working in Jamie’s Kitchen: Passion, Salvation and Young Workers; The Self as Enterprise: Foucault and the ‘Spirit’ of 21st Century Capitalism; The Moral Geographies of Children, Young People and Food: Beyond Jamie’s School Dinners; and Smashed! The Many Meanings of Intoxication and Drunkenness.

Annelies Kamp lectures and researches at Dublin City University in Ireland where she is responsible for the Masters programme in Education & Training Management (Leadership). She is also the author of Rethinking Learning Networks: Collaborative Possibilities for a Deleuzian Century.


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