Youth, Religion, and Identity in a Globalizing Context

International Perspectives


Youth, Religion, and Identity in a Globalizing Context: International Perspectives investigates the ways that young people navigate the intersections of religion and identity. As part of the Youth in a Globalizing World series, this book provides a broad discussion on the various social, cultural, and political forces affecting youth and their identities from an international comparative perspective. Contributors to this volume situate the experiences of young people in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Australia within a globalized context. This volume explores the different experiences of youth, the impact of community and processes of recognition, and the reality of ambivalence as agency.

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Paul Gareau is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Publications include Belief (Bloomsbury, 2017), Le providentialisme d’hier à aujourd’hui (Studies in Religion, 2013) with upcoming articles on the evangelical Catholic youth experience.

Spencer Culham Bullivant, PhD (2015) is the Student Services Coordinator at CDI College. He has been published in several volumes including Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts (Springer, 2016), and The Atheist Bus Campaign: Global Manifestations and Responses (Brill, 2016).

Peter Beyer is professor of religious studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Publications include Religions in Global Society (Routledge, 2006), Religion in the Context of Globalization (Routledge, 2013), and Growing Up Canadian: Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists (with Ramji, McGill-Queen’s, 2013).

This edited volume seeks to advance scholarly discussions on youth, religion, and identity. It is intended for academic researchers (professionals and students) as well as a general audience.
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