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Welcome to your Youth Culture and Identity reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Youth Studies by
Call Number: 305.23 COT + eBook
Publication Date: 2014
Migrant City by Migrant City tells the story of contemporary London from the perspective of thirty adult migrants and two sociologists. Connecting migrants¿ private struggles to the public issues at stake in the way mobility is regulated, channeled and managed in a globalised world, this volume explores what migration means in a world that is hyper connected ¿ but where we see increasingly mobile, invasive and technologically sophisticated forms of border regulation and control. Migrant City is an innovative collaborative ethnography based on research with migrants from a wide variety of social backgrounds, spanning in some cases a decade. It utilises recollections, photographs, poems, paintings, journals and drawings to explore a wide range of issues. These range from the impact of immigration control and surveillance on everyday life, to the experience of waiting for the Home Office to process their claims and the limits this places on their lives, to the friendships and relationships with neighbours that help to make London a home. This title will appeal to students, scholars, community workers and general readers interested in migration, race and ethnicity, social exclusion, globalisation, urban sociology, and inventive social research methods.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2018
Youth Rising? by Over the last decade, "youth" has become increasingly central to policy, development, media and public debates and conflicts across the world ¿ whether as an ideological symbol, social category or political actor. Set against a backdrop of contemporary political economy, Youth Rising? seeks to understand exactly how and why youth has become such a popular and productive social category and concept. The book provocatively argues that the rise and spread of global neoliberalism has not only led youth to become more politically and symbolically salient, but also to expand to encompass a growing range of ages and individuals of different class, race, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds. Employing both theoretical and historical analysis, authors Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock trace the development of youth within the context of capitalism, where it has long functioned as a category for social control. The book¿s chapters critically analyze the growing fears of mass youth unemployment and a "lost generation" that spread around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis. They question as well the relentless focus on youth in the reporting and discussion of recent global protests and uprisings. By helping develop a better understanding of such phenomena and critically and reflexively investigating the very category and identity of youth, Youth Rising? offers a fresh and sobering challenge to the field of youth studies and to widespread claims about the relationship between youth and social change.
Call Number: 305.235 SUK + eBook
Publication Date: 2014
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