Youth, Space and Time. Agoras and Chronotopes in the Global City

Carles Feixa, Carmen Leccardi, Pam Nilan (Eds)

ISBN: 9789004225831

Brill, Leiden – 2016


This book is based on a selection of papers first presented to the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 34 session on Youth Cultures, Space and Time that took place during the ISA World Congresses of Sociology in Gothenburg, Sweden (2010), and in Yokohama, Japan (2014). The volume follows some similar themes of a previous Routledge volume edited by Nilan and Feixa (2006), Global Youth? Hybrid Cultures and Plural Worlds. This new book extends our original sociological approach to youth and globalisation by focusing on the concept of chronotope, that is, the time/space dimension of young people’s contemporary urban social practices. The value of this volume for youth researchers worldwide is twofold. Firstly, the chapters exemplify innovative approaches to understanding the fluid and dynamic urban space-time dimension in which young people’s cultural and bodily practices are located. Secondly, the volume offers a transnational perspective.Contributors are: Oscar Aguilera, Ilenya Camozzi, Carles Feixa, Vitor S. Ferreira, Liliana Galindo, Elham Golpoush-Nezhad, Leila Jeolás, Jeffrey J. Juris, Hagen Kordes, Sofia Laine, Carmen Leccardi, Pam Nilan, Jordi Nofre, Ndukaeze Nwabueze, Luca Palmas, Yannis Pechtelidis, Geoffrey Pleyers, José Sánchez, Mahmood Shahabi.  coverYTS


Biographical note

Carles Feixa is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Lleida (Catalonia-Spain). He is the author of several books including De jovenes, bandas y tribus (On Youth, Gangs and Tribes, Ariel, 1998, 5th edition 2012), and Global Youth? Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds (edited with Pam Nilan, Routledge, 2006).Carmen Leccardi is Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). Her latest books include Sociologie del tempo (Sociologies of Time, Laterza, 2009) and A New Youth? Young People, Generations and Family Life (edited with Elisabetta Ruspini, Ashgate, 2006).Pam Nilan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Newcastle (Australia). She has published three books on youth: Global Youth? Hybrid Identities, Plural Worlds (edited with Carles Feixa, Routledge, 2006), Australian Youth (Pearson, 2007), and Adolescents in Contemporary Indonesia (with L. Parker, Routledge, 2013).

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