by Marcia C. Inhorn, Waithood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Waithood book, The concept of “Waithood” was developed by political scientist Diane Singerman to describe the expanding period of time between adolescence and full adulthood as young people wait to secure steady employment and marry. The contributors to this volume employ the waithood concept as a frame for richly detailed ethnographic studies of “youth in waiting” from a variety of world areas, including the Middle East Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S, revealing that whether voluntary or involuntary, the phenomenon of youth waithood necessitates a recognition of new gender and family roles.
by , Development And Equity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Development And Equity book, This book contains the papers of the first ten holders of the ‘Prince Claus Chair’ in ‘development and equity’, presented at a conference in November 2012, and three prize-winning essays written by Master’s students at Dutch universities on the same theme.
by Rose A. Sackeyfio, African Women Writing Diaspora Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African Women Writing Diaspora book, African Women Writing Diaspora examines the works of contemporary African female writers through diaspora perspectives on the constructions of identity in transnational spaces. The collection interrogates the ways in which women construct new ways of telling the African story in the global age of social, economic, and political transformation.
by Henry Akwuebu, The Waithood Phenomenon In Africa Impacts And Sustainable Solutions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Waithood Phenomenon In Africa Impacts And Sustainable Solutions book, Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Age and Aging, University of Lagos, course: Research and Public Policy, language: English, abstract: Waithood (i.e. waiting for adulthood) is a multidimensional transition, which is more than just getting a job. It also involves other areas of lifelong access to learning opportunities, family formation, and civic participation. Young people in the dilemma of Waithood are incapable of becoming social adults and sadly many will never attain the economic autonomy that allows them to partake in the responsibilities that defines adulthood. On the one hand, young people are no longer children in need of care, but on the other, they are still unable to become independent adults. While chronological age defines them as adults, socially they are not recognized as such. Rather than define youth on the basis of age categories (15-25 or 15-35 ), they are increasing being defined by social expectations and responsibilities .
by , Collective Mobilisations In Africa Mobilisations Collectives En Afrique Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collective Mobilisations In Africa Mobilisations Collectives En Afrique book, Collective Mobilisation In Africa. Enough Is Enough! is a collection of empirical studies describing the range of protests modes in Africa. Mobilisations collectives en Afrique. Ça suffit! est un ouvrage qui s’appuie sur des études de cas empiriques pour décrire la pluralité des modes de contestation en Afrique.
by Peter Kelly, Neo Liberalism And Austerity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Neo Liberalism And Austerity book, This collection examines the relationships between a globalising neoliberal capitalism, a post-GFC environment of recession and austerity, and the moral economies of young people’s health and well-being. Contributors explore how in the second decade of the 21st century, many young people in the OECD/EU economies and in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Central and South America continue to be carrying a particularly heavy burden for many of the downstream effects of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis. The authors explore the ways in which increasing local and global inequalities often have profound consequences for large populations of young people. These consequences are not just related to marginalisation from education, training and work. They also include obstacles to their active participation in the civic life of their communities, to their transitions, to their sense of belonging. The book examines the choices that are made, or not made by governments, businesses and individuals in relation to young people’s education, training, work, health and well-being, sexualities, diets and bodies, in the context of a crisis of neoliberalism and of austerity.
by Christian Ungruhe, Lasten Tragen Moderne Bef Rdern Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lasten Tragen Moderne Bef Rdern book, Wanderarbeit, Jugend, Erwachsenwerden und ihre geschlechtsspezifischen Differenzierungen in Ghana
by Christoph H. Schwarz, Adoleszenz In Einem Pal Stinensischen Fl Chtlingscamp Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Adoleszenz In Einem Pal Stinensischen Fl Chtlingscamp book, Die palästinensischen Flüchtlingslager bestehen seit nunmehr über 60 Jahren. Wie erleben Jugendliche, die heute in dritter Generation dort aufwachsen, den Übergang ins Erwachsenenalter? Welche Lebensentwürfe entwickeln sie? Wie gehen sie mit den Erwartungen, Wertvorstellungen und tradierten Narrativen der älteren Generation um? Welche Vorstellungen haben sie von den Israelis und deren Narrativen? Ausgehend von Gruppengesprächen und ethnographischen Beobachtungen wird in dieser Arbeit die Struktur des adoleszenten Möglichkeitsraumes in einem Flüchtlingscamp in der Westbank untersucht. Im Fokus steht die Gruppendynamik während der Gespräche und die Forschungsbeziehung, die sich über vier Forschungsaufenthalte hin entwickelte.
by Jose SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA, Youth At The Margins Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Youth At The Margins book, The 2011 Arab uprisings led to a great proliferation of studies on the situations in the Arab countries of the Mediterranean, with particular attention given to their young people, whose role was particularly central. Eight years on, in-depth exploration is still needed of the conditions in which millions of (mainly young) people demanded change. In this context, this volume examines the state and diversity of the forms of socioeconomic, political and cultural marginalization facing the region's young men and women, as well as the strategies and routes of contestation by which they escape them. Through the interdisciplinary empiricism of this book, based on the results emerging from the SAHWA Project (funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement no 613174), we aspire to build a complex description and analysis of the current situation of the Arab Mediterranean youth. The aim is to fathom out young people’s patterns, agency and living conditions, focusing on the relational character of the juvenile worlds actively constructed by themselves. The authors explore the main trends that are reflected in the social strategies, cultural constructions and changes within the Arab youth population, and whether the creation of new lifestyles and the emergence of youth cultures are an indicator of sociopolitical transitions. To answer all these questions the researchers have conducted a comprehensive study in five Arab Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Based on mixed method research the data collection is composed of two primary sources: the SAHWA Youth Survey 2016 (2017), in which 10,000 young people were interviewed; and the SAHWA Ethnographic Fieldwork 2015, involving more than 200 young people.
by Adeline Masquelier, Fada Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Fada book, Niger most often comes into the public eye as an example of deprivation and insecurity. Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men trying, against all odds, to find jobs and fill their time with meaningful occupations. At the heart of Adeline Masquelier’s groundbreaking book is the fada—a space where men gather to escape boredom by talking, playing cards, listening to music, and drinking tea. As a place in which new forms of sociability and belonging are forged outside the unattainable arena of work, the fada has become an integral part of Niger’s urban landscape. By considering the fada as a site of experimentation, Masquelier offers a nuanced depiction of how young men in urban Niger engage in the quest for recognition and reinvent their own masculinity in the absence of conventional avenues to self-realization. In an era when fledgling and advanced economies alike are struggling to support meaningful forms of employment, this book offers a timely glimpse into how to create spaces of stability, respect, and creativity in the face of diminished opportunities and precarity.
by Michael G. Flaherty, Time Work Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Time Work book, Examining how people alter or customize various dimensions of their temporal experience, this volume discovers how we resist external sources of temporal constraint or structure. These ethnographic studies are international in scope and look at many different countries and continents. They come to the overall conclusion that people construct their own circumstances with the intention to modify their experience of time.
by Sean Yom, The Societies Of The Middle East And North Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Societies Of The Middle East And North Africa book, The second edition of this well-regarded volume explores the societies of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting original studies written by the world’s leading MENA scholars, it sheds light upon the organizing structures, human vulnerabilities, and dynamic forces that propel social change among the peoples of the Arab world, as well as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. The volume can be used in conjunction with The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa textbook for a comprehensive overview of the region. Carrying over from the previous edition, among the rich topics covered are agriculture, urbanization, development, identity, citizenship, gender, religion, civil society, the environment, and youths. This second edition adds two new chapters on refugees and public opinion, as each constitutes a crucial part of the region’s social and cultural context. This edition also updates existing chapters to account for the latest events and trends, including the COVID-19 pandemic, popular protests, and demographic growth. Written in an accessible way, the chapters are clearly structured and contain insightful analysis, memorable case studies, illustrative photographs, and visualized data that illuminate the contours of social life across this diverse region. Each chapter also ends with curated questions for discussion, followed by annotated bibliographies to help spark further research to encourage seamless adoption into classrooms.
by Daniele Cantini, Youth And Education In The Middle East Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Youth And Education In The Middle East book, The uprisings that were seen throughout the Middle East during 2010 and 2011, make it difficult to over-state the role of educated youth in the region s politics. Daniele Cantini combines an analysis of young people in Jordan, of its relevance and of its perceived crisis, with one which looks at education and the pursuit of knowledge. He thereby highlights the unprecedented rise in youth population and the growth in institutions of higher learning as a way to explore and explain the challenges Arab-majority societies are currently facing. It proposes an understanding of the university as an institution integral to the survival of the regime, discusses its fragile reforms, and crucial in the formation of young people s social and political identities. Youth and Education in the Middle East, offers vital first-hand accounts of the role of educational institutions and the impact they have in shaping transnational and local constituencies as well as in the micropolitics of everyday life."
by Samir Khalaf, Arab Youth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arab Youth book, In 2011, Arab youth took to the streets in their thousands to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights, and participatory democracy. This unique volume explores some of the antecedents of the upheavals and anticipates alternative venues of resistance that marginalized youth - from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine to Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Iran - can mobilize to realize their emancipatory expectations. Themes covered include the forging of meaningful collective identities in times of risk and uncertainty; youth militancy, neighborhood violence and youth gangs; the surge of youthful activism; and youths' expressive outlets through popular arts and street music.
by Deborah Durham, Elusive Adulthoods Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elusive Adulthoods book, Elusive Adulthoods examines why, within the past decade, complaints about an inability to achieve adulthood have been heard around the world. By exploring the changing meaning of adulthood in Botswana, China, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and the United States, contributors to this volume pose the problem of "What is adulthood?" and examine how the field of anthropology has come to overlook this meaningful stage in its studies. Through these case studies we discover different means of recognizing the achievement of adulthood, such as through negotiated relationships with others, including grown children, and as a form of upward class mobility. We also encounter the difficulties that come from a sense of having missed full adulthood, instead jumping directly into old age in the course of rapid social change, or a reluctance to embrace the stability of adulthood and necessary subordination to job and family. In all cases, the contributors demonstrate how changing political and economic factors form the background for generational experience and understanding of adulthood, which is a major focus of concern for people around the globe as they negotiate changing ways of living.
by , The Oxford Handbook Of Global South Youth Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Global South Youth Studies book, Ninety percent of the world's youth live in Africa, Latin America and the developing countries of Asia. Despite this, the field of Youth Studies, like many others, is dominated by the knowledge economy of the Global North. To address these geo-political inequalities of knowledge, The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies offers a contribution from Southern scholars to remake Youth Studies from its current state, that universalises Northern perspectives, into a truly Global Youth Studies. Contributors from across various regions of the Global South, including from the Diaspora, Indigenous and Aboriginal communities, locate and define "the Global South", articulate the necessity of studying Southern lives to enrich, re-interpret, legitimate and offer symmetry to Youth Studies, and utilize and innovate Southern theory to do so. Eleven concepts are re-imagined and re-presented throughout the Handbook--personhood, intersectionality, violences, de- and post-coloniality, consciousness, precarity, fluid modernities, ontological insecurity, navigational capacities, collective agency and emancipation. The outcome is a series of everyday practices such as hustling, navigating, fixing, waiting, being on standby, silence, and life-writing, that demonstrate how youth living in adversity experiment with and push back against routine and conformity, and how research may support them in these endeavors and, simultaneously, redefine the relationships between knowledge, practice and politics-what the volume editors term "epistepraxis". The Handbook concludes with a nascent charter for a Global Youth Studies of benefit to the world, that no longer excludes, assumes or elides but rather includes new possibilities for representing youth, researching amongst them, and devising policies and interventions to better serve them. This volume is a critical addition to the field of Youth Studies and one that should be of interest to scholars, researchers, and students working in this area in both the Global North and South.
by Ulf Engel, African Dynamics In A Multipolar World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African Dynamics In A Multipolar World book, This volume offers paths for African Studies researchers to understand and explain the various dimensions of African dynamics in a growingly multipolar world.