Young People and the Politics of Outrage and Hope


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.

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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.

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Part 1:Neo-Liberal Capitalism and the Politics of Outrage

1 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

7 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

12 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
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.
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