Young People and the Politics of Outrage and Hope brings together contributions from international youth studies experts who ask how young people and institutions are responding to high levels of unemployment, student debt, housing costs that lock many out of home ownership, and the challenge to find meaningful modes of participation in neo-liberal social contexts. Contributors including Henry Giroux, Anita Harris and Judith Bessant, draw on a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical work to identify and debate some of the challenges and opportunities of the politics of outrage and hope that should accompany academic, community and political discussions about the futures that young people will inherit and make.
Peter Kelly Ph.D. (1998), Deakin University, is a Professor of Education at RMIT University. He has published extensively on young people, the practice of youth studies, social theory and globalisation. His books include,
Working in Jamie’s Kitchen, The Self as Enterprise and
A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century.
Perri Campbell, Ph.D. (2011), Monash University, is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University. Her latest paper ‘Occupy, Black Lives Matter and suspended mediation’ in Young, explores young people’s movement in-between digital and non digital spaces.
Lyn Harrison, Ph.D. (1995), Deakin University, is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at Deakin University. Her latest paper appears in an edited collection on
Young People and Belonging in Education to be published by Routledge in 2017.
Chris Hickey, Ph.D. (1997) is a Professor in Health and Physical Education and Chair of the Academic Board at Deakin University, Australia. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors
Part 1:Neo-Liberal Capitalism and the Politics of Outrage
Neoliberal Violence Against Youth in the Age of Orwellian Nightmares Henry A. Giroux 2
Channelling Hope through Peer to Peer Technology: Education and Participatory Practice Judith Bessant 3
Performing Dispossession: Young People and the Politics of the Guerrilla Self Perri Campbell and Luke Howie 4
New Politics: The Anonymous Politics of 4chan, Outrage and the New Public Sphere Rob Watts 5
Hacking the Future: Youth, Digital Disruption and the Promise of the New Shane B. Duggan 6
Neo-Liberal Capitalism and the War on Young People: Growing Up with the Illusion of Choice and the Ambivalence of Freedom Peter Kelly
Part 2: Education, Work and the Promise of Hope
Making the Hopeful Citizen in Precarious Times Rosalyn Black 8
Indigenous Young Australians and Pathways to Hope in the Struggle to‘get real’ Chris Hickey and Lyn Harrison 9
Dreams of Ordinariness: The “missing middle” of Youth Aspirations in Sardinia Giuliana Mandich 10
Beyond Hope and Outrage: Conceptualizing and Harnessing Adversity Capital in Young People Lucas Walsh 11
The Youth Bulge: Remaking Precarity in Times of Illegitimacy Emma E. Rowe
Part 3: Cultures of Democracy and the Politics of Belonging
The Moral Emotions of Youthful Politics and Anti-Politics Kerry Montero and Judith Bessant 13
Young Muslims and Everyday Political Practice: A DIY Citizenship Approach Anita Harris and Joshua Roose 14
Young Indonesians and WikiDPR: Between Apathy and Engagement Michael Hatherell 15
Strategic Space for Progressive Alternatives: Syriza and Democracy in Greece John Bourdouvalis 16
The Socio-Demographic and Political Contexts and Legacies of the Arab Spring Ken Roberts 17
Outrageous Disparities: Young Peoples’ Perspectives on Wealth Inequality, Collectivity, and Hope in New York City Madeline Fox and Brett Stoudt 18
2011 and World Revolutionary Moments: Mapping New Strategies and Alliances in Australian Youth Activism Freg J Stokes Index
All interested in youth studies, the sociology of youth studies, education, social movements and citizenship. Will be relevant to academic libraries, institutes, post-graduate students, undergraduate students, and policy makers.