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Edited by Peter Kelly and Annelies Kamp

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.

Drawing on contemporary critical social theories and diverse methodologies, contributors to the collection, who are established and emerging scholars from the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, open up discussions about what a critical youth studies can contribute to community, policy and academic debates about these challenges and opportunities.

Contributors are: Anna Anderson, Dena Aufseeser, Judith Bessant, Ros Black, Daniel Briggs, Laurie Browne, David Cairns, Perri Campbell, James Côté, Ann Dadich, Maria de Lourdes Beldi Alacantra, Nora Duckett, Deirdre Duffy, Angela Dwyer, Christina Ergler, Michelle Fine, Madeline Fox, Andy Furlong, Theo Gavrielides, Henry Giroux, John Goodwin, Keith Heggart, Luke Howie, Amelia Johns, Annelies Kamp, Peter Kelly, Fengshu Liu, Conor McGuckin, Majella McSharry, Filipa Menezes, Magda Nico, Pam Nilan, Henrietta O'Connor, Jo Pike, Herwig Reiter, Geraldine Scanlon, Keri Schwab, Michael Shevlin, Adnan Selimovic, Joan Smith, Jodie Taylor, Steven Threadgold, Vappu Tyyskä, Brendan Walsh, Lucas Walsh, Rob Watts, Bronwyn Wood, Dan Woodman, and David Zyngier.

The Dispersion

A History of the Word Diaspora


Stéphane Dufoix

Winner of the 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

In The Dispersion, Stéphane Dufoix skillfully traces how the word “diaspora”, first coined in the third century BCE, has, over the past three decades, developed into a contemporary concept often considered to be ideally suited to grasping the complexities of our current world. Spanning two millennia, from the Septuagint to the emergence of Zionism, from early Christianity to the Moravians, from slavery to the defence of the Black cause, from its first scholarly uses to academic ubiquity, from the early negative connotations of the term to its contemporary apotheosis, Stéphane Dufoix explores the historical socio-semantics of a word that, perhaps paradoxically, has entered the vernacular while remaining poorly understood.


Kathleen Gyssels

of Nazi criminals at the expense of victims who remain, paradoxically, unnamed by the rather unsympathetic protagonist. The polyphonic perspective, the unclear shifts in narrative voice and, above all, the subversive and problematic conclusion, dealing with post-memory issues of both Black and Jewish


Inge Lanslots and An Van Hecke

ethnic groups, which Morales labels as Indians, black, yellow … This might seem to confirm stereotypization, 3 which is also used by the different groups themselves, especially in the case of racial mixing, but the labelling clearly typifies the processes, as described by Soja, within a specific spatial


Djelal Kadir

of the “tenth muse,” as you might recall, has its origins in the Athenian philosopher Plato, who had honored Sappho with that title. Asynchronously consonant, the two manumitted black slave women, Má Teodora Ginés and Phillis Wheatley, are separated by two hundred years. They converge in the


Dagmar Vandebosch and Theo D’haen

)shaped by transnational discourse are the Western/American hemisphere (Hemispheric Studies) or the Hispanic world—or “Hispanic Atlantic,” as Marvin D’Lugo calls it in analogy with Gilroy’s “Black Atlantic” (2009: 5)—, which relate Latin America respectively to the United States (or North America) and to


On the Wit, Weight, and Wonder of Literatures without a Fixed Abode (Proceeding from José F.A. Oliver)


Ottmar Ette

” ( Oliver 2015 : 60) living in the small Black Forest city, the reasons for the fact that it could never come to such a collision of languages and cultures are many and obvious: the familiarity with an inclusive convivence ( Ette 2012 ), a coexistence of different perspectives with an equipollency of