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In: Cosmopolitanism in Hard Times
Author: Sylvie Octobre
Fake, mods, gaming, remix... these terms refer to modes of access, linked to digital convergence, but above all to capacities for action on cultural content, as well as on creative capacities, made possible thanks to ICTs. The media cultures of the audiovisual era are thus succeeded by the techno cultures of the digital era, in which the smartphone is becoming the first cultural terminal. These changes have a profound influence on the ways in which young people build their lives, but also on social ties. What do fansubbing and media activism have in common? What education do these changes require? These are some of the questions Youth Technoculture: From Aesthetics to Politics tries to answer.

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Conspiracy theories have always held a certain appeal for young people. In our survey, a substantial number of students believed that the attacks of 11 September 2001 were sponsored by the cia. Among the explanatory factors of the conspiracy mentality, socio-economic determinants as well as identity-related components play an important role. Moreover, this attraction for conspiracy theories is articulated with a strong mistrust of the media. This mistrust is fueled by two major and interconnected changes linked to the emergence and domination of social media: the establishment of a temporal regime of immediacy and the formation of cognitive oligopolies. 9% of students are attracted to both conspiracy theories and a generalised defiance involving active participation in the dissemination of Daesh videos: they display what we propose to call “informational radicalism”.

In: Radical Thought among the Young: A Survey of French Lycée Students

Abstract

Conspiracy theories have always held a certain appeal for young people. In our survey, a substantial number of students believed that the attacks of 11 September 2001 were sponsored by the cia. Among the explanatory factors of the conspiracy mentality, socio-economic determinants as well as identity-related components play an important role. Moreover, this attraction for conspiracy theories is articulated with a strong mistrust of the media. This mistrust is fueled by two major and interconnected changes linked to the emergence and domination of social media: the establishment of a temporal regime of immediacy and the formation of cognitive oligopolies. 9% of students are attracted to both conspiracy theories and a generalised defiance involving active participation in the dissemination of Daesh videos: they display what we propose to call “informational radicalism”.

In: Radical Thought among the Young: A Survey of French Lycée Students

Youth and Globalization is an academic forum for discussion and exchanges, a space for intellectual creativity on all questions relating to youth in a globalizing world. Its aim is to provide an innovative understanding of youth studies in a global context based on multiscalar, multilevel, multisite, and multidisciplinary approaches. Young people both are affected by and are the actors of the globalization of everyday life. Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, the journal explores how young people relate to globality and its outcomes.

To open this discussion, the Journal starts with an issue devoted to understanding the global generation through the lenses of the cosmopolitan approach. It discusses four major criticisms and provides a counter position to. In the first case, cosmopolitanism is too often considered as a natural consequence of globalization, while in the second as being too ethnocentric. In the third case, cosmopolitanism has been assimilated to the ideology of contemporary global capitalism and in the fourth case it is mocked as a mere utopia. The papers gathered here investigate values, norms, behaviors and practices related to esthetic, cultural, ethic and political cosmopolitanisms.

In: Youth and Globalization
Series Editors: Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
Specialists of adolescence and youth tend to consider these life stages as valuable barometers of social change. Indeed, new trends in society can be observed through the prism of young people who today find themselves under the spotlight as never before. At the same time, all over the planet, tremendous changes in everyday life can be witnessed currently. The main reason for a book series focused on adolescence and youth from an international perspective is due to the lack of knowledge and understanding of the emergence of transnational shared practices, values, norms, behaviors, cultures and patterns among young people all over the globe.

The aim of this book series is to be a forum for discussion and exchanges, a space for intellectual creativity on all questions relating to youth in a globalizing world. It also provides a valuable and much-needed crucible for comparative studies on youth from an international perspective. Its spirit is to be open to new suggestions coming from research in the social sciences. From an epistemological stance, what kind of concepts do sociologists of youth need in order to understand changes? Are classical sociological concepts on youth still useful and relevant? What kind of perspectives could be more suitable?

Because this book series is situated within a mainstream research framework, we welcome original leading works written in a manner that is accessible to a wider audience.

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the series editors Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre.

Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature are strongly encouraged.

Special proposal criteria
All proposals must include the following. If a proposal lacks any of these elements, it will be returned.
1) Table of contents
2) Prospectus
3) One-page summary of each chapter
4) Working bibliography

*A paperback edition of select titles in the series, for individual purchase only, will be released approximately 12 months after publication of the hardcover edition.

Editors-in-Chief: Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
As of 2021, Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth is no longer published as a journal but continues as a book series.

Taking a global perspective, Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth (RPGY) addresses specific issues related to the impact of expanding interdependency of national societies on youth conditions. At a time when youth has undergone tremendous changes in most of the countries in the world (Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern), this publication provides academics, practitioners and policy makers worldwide with exhaustive analyses and syntheses regarding youth in a global context as well as the renewed approaches needed to assess these shifts.

Young people both are affected by and are the actors of the globalization of everyday life. Mobility (travel, migration, education), multicultural backgrounds, relations to educational and job markets, demands for leisure recognition, transformation of families and of childhood and youth, and the proliferation and development of youth cultures are among the changing factors that Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth investigates on macro, meso and micro levels.

Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth welcomes proposals coming from the wide range of the human and social sciences (to include sociology, anthropology, demography, economics, psychology, linguistics, political science, history, etc.).

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.

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Editors-in-Chief: Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
Call for Papers
Volume 3 – Issue 1: “Youth Policies in Europe”

Volume 3 – Issue 2: “Gangs and Globalization: Between Resistance and Resilience”

Youth and Globalization is an academic forum for discussion and exchanges, a space for intellectual creativity on all questions relating to youth in a globalizing world. Its aim is to provide an innovative understanding of youth studies in a global context based on multiscalar (both local and global), multilevel (economic, political, social), transnational, and multidisciplinary approaches.

Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, and in addition to and as a complement of the Brill book series Youth in a Globalizing World, the journal explores how young people relate to globality and its outcomes.

Globalization is an economic phenomenon, linked to the domination of an increasingly financialized capitalism. Is has also an important cultural dimension, due to increasing mobility of cultural goods, global icons, imaginaries, global technoscapes, migration, and diasporas. On a political level, national and international policies affect the ways in which young people relate to the world, from educational programs (e.g., teaching foreign languages, with mobility as part of education, as in the Erasmus program, etc.) to job markets to leisure activities.

Young people both are affected by and are the actors of the globalization of everyday life. Mobility (travel, migration, education), multicultural backgrounds, relations to educational and job markets, demands for leisure recognition, transformation of families and of childhood and youth, and the proliferation and development of youth cultures are among the changing factors that Youth and Globalization investigates.

Consequently, the journal invites scholars to address such questions as:
• Are we witnessing the globalization, the localization, or the hybridization of the conditions of youth?
• How do young people, even in an ephemeral way, experience cultures that were once considered exotic or peripheral?
• What are the links between transnational economics, political and institutional structures, transnational processes of flexibility at work and change in welfare state regimes, and the transition to adulthood?
• What about the sense of local belonging in a supposedly global age? What conceptions of democracy and human rights are held, shared, and performed by young people in a global context?
• What is the downside of the normative injunctions, widespread among younger generations in Western societies, to be open-minded and curious?
And how do young people cope with this pressure?

Youth and Globalization invites contributions from scholars and advanced researchers that promote dialog in a way that resonates with academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and students as well as the general reader. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles (9,000 words max), book reviews (up to 1,200 words), and interviews/conversations (not to exceed 2,500 words). Submissions should conform to the Instructions for Authors, available below as a downloadable PDF.

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Youth and Globalization Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Peter Holley.

NOW AVAILABLE - Online submission: Articles for publication in Youth and Globalization can be submitted online through Editorial Manager, please click here.

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In: Youth Technoculture: From Aesthetics to Politics