Peter Kelly and Annelies Kamp (eds) (2014) A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century, Brill.
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 plus 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.