Youth and the City in the Global South by Karen Tranberg Hansen | 9780253351098 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Youth and the City in the Global South

Youth and the City in the Global South

by Karen Tranberg Hansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 025335109X

ISBN-13: 9780253351098

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351098
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Tracking Globalization Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part 1. Situating Youth in the City
1. Introduction: Youth and the City Karen Tranberg Hansen
2. Youth across the Globe: Comparison, Interdisciplinarity, and Cross-National Collaboration Anne Line Dalsgaard and Karen Valentin
Part 2. Studying Youth in Cities
3. Dominant Ideas, Uncertain Lives: The Meaning of Youth in Recife Anne Line Dalsgaard, Mónica Franch, and Russell Parry Scott
4. Politicized Leisure in the Wake of Doi Moi: A Study of Youth in Hanoi Karen Valentin
5. Localities and Sites of Youth Agency in Lusaka Karen Tranberg Hansen
Part 3. Youth Making Meaning
6. Youth and the Home Katherine V. Gough
7. Toward Eduscapes: Youth and Schooling in a Global Era Ulla Ambrosius Madsen
8. The Work of the Imagination: Young People's Media Appropriation Norbert Wildermuth
9. Conclusion: Urban Youth in a Global World Karen Tranberg Hansen
Index

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