Youth and Globalization

Editors-in-Chief: Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
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Call for Papers
Volume 2 – Issue 1: “Muslim Youth, Veiling and Diverse Forms of Belonging”
Volume 2 – Issue 2: “Protest, Extremism and Political Radicalization”

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 (8,000-9,000 words), 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, Valentina Cuzzocrea.

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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Volume 1 – Issue 1: “ The Rise and Fall of Cosmopolitanism”, editors Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
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Volume 1 – Issue 2 : “ Re-envisioning Education in a Globalizing World”, guest editor Hiro Saito (SMU – Singapore Management University), hirosaito@smu.edu.sg
Paper's submission deadline: March 2019
Amended version's deadline: June/July 2019
Publication: November 2019

Call for papers
The education system plays multiple roles in society, socializing younger generations into certain ways of life, legitimating academic qualifications as the basis of employment and expertise, and facilitating innovations in science and technology, among others. The scope of the education system is thus virtually all-encompassing because its operations are interfaced with the economy, politics, civil society, and many other societal institutions. Given its immense scope, however, the education system is forced to respond to contradictory needs and demands from a wide variety of stakeholders in society. In fact, because of globalization, the scope of these needs and demands has expanded from local and national to transnational and even planetary, posing new challenges to the education system.
These new challenges in today’s globalizing world include, to name but a few: accommodation of increasing international student mobility in various forms, ranging from migration to study abroad; reform of school curricula and pedagogies to prepare students for dealing with climate change, inequality, intergroup conflicts, and other urgent problems that are simultaneously local and global; reorientation of teaching and research in the face of various isomorphic mechanisms, such as international student assessments, rankings, and benchmarks; and competition and collaboration with corporations, nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, and other organizations pursuing the production of knowledge across national borders.
This special issue of Youth and Globalization (to be launched in 2019) aims to compile both empirical and normative perspectives on these most formidable challenges to the education system. Specifically, the special issue encourages contributors to submit “think pieces” to delineate the frontiers of empirical research on the evolving relationship between education and globalization, as well as to pose normative questions to push scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to rethink the purpose of education in light of the reality of globalization. Put another way, this issue will not only encourage academic articles but also warmly welcome proposition of agendas for re-envisioning educational theories, practices, and organizations to enable the education system to effectively respond to needs and demands from its stakeholders in today’s globalizing world.

Volume 2 – Issue 1: “ Muslim Youth, Veiling and Diverse Forms of Belonging”, guest editor Anna-Mari Almila (London College of Fashion, School of Media and Communication), noitapupu@gmail.com
Paper's submission deadline: October 2019
Amended version's deadline: January/February 2020
Publication: June 2020

Call for papers
Islamic veiling involves not only a highly politicised set of phenomena today, it also constitutes an extremely lucrative globalized fashion market. Young women’s and girls’ bodies are the domains of multiple struggles – religious, political, economic, cultural – that are at the same time global, local, national and transnational in character. This special issue explores these struggles, particularly regarding issues to do with feelings, senses, modes, types and experiences of belonging among young Muslim females, as these are bound up with veils and veiling practices.
Belonging may be more ‘local’ in terms of community membership or more national in terms of self-identifications and citizenship affiliations. It also may be more transnational, particularly in and through diasporic social conditions. And it may also be more global, in terms of senses of belonging to a global religious community. At the same time, belonging can be denied and restricted, such as in terms of access to citizenship rights, or involve rejection, racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia on the behalf of powerful collectivities and religious and ethnic majority groups.
In all these matters, veiling can work to create, facilitate, hinder and challenge forms of belonging. Different kinds of veils can operate in diverse ways in terms of modes of belonging and rejection – the face-veil is one particularly striking example of this. Meanwhile, ‘fashionable’ styles of veiling can create diverse sorts of responses by different audiences. Consumer practices regarding the buying and wearing of fashionable veils may function as a ‘normalising’ factor in some ethnic and religious contexts, rendering veiling part of the familiar routines of everyday life. Yet fashionable veiling styles may easily come to be variously criticised, exoticised and Orientalised by multiple sorts of actors.
This special issue explores all these various complexities of veils and veiling among young Muslim women. It deals with the interface of veiling, belonging, fashion and politics. It brings together different theoretical and methodological viewpoints, drawn from a wide range of scholarly traditions. Papers may report on veiling matters amongst Muslim youth in any part of the world, whether in Muslim majority or minority and diasporic contexts, and both in the present day and in the past. Contributions are sought from diverse disciplinary and inter-disciplinary backgrounds across the social sciences and humanities. Papers which report novel empirical findings, and innovate in theoretical and methodological terms, are particularly encouraged.

Volume 2 – Issue 2: “ Protest, Extremism and Political Radicalization”, guest editor Anne Muxel (CEVIPOF - CNRS/SciencesPo, Paris), anne.muxel@sciencespo.fr
Paper’s proposal deadline (abstract and title): September 15th 2019
Paper's submission deadline: January 15th 2020
Amended version's deadline: July 15th 2020
Publication: November 2020

Call for papers
In contemporary democracies, protest feeds on the difficulties currently facing political representation and is expressed within the framework of direct rather than representative democracy. The increase in protest-based attitudes and behaviours observed in many countries around the world (especially among younger generations) is undoubtedly related to the current climate of widespread mistrust in the institutionalized and representative mediation of politics. Since the beginning of the 1980s, a number of studies in political science have reported the gradual rise of more critical forms of citizenship to the detriment of institutional forms of civic and political participation. On the one hand, critical citizenship has gathered strength as the relationship between ordinary citizens and politics has become more individualised and, on the other, as traditional party allegiances have weakened (Hirschman, 1970, Inglehart, 1977, Norris, 1999). This more demanding and protest-based political culture has led to greater familiarity with a protest-based repertoire of opinions and/or actions, and an enhanced tendency towards extremism and radicalization, particularly among younger generations.
The thresholds between legal and illegal forms of demonstration and/or collective mobilization are not easy to define. All research on what might be termed "civil disobedience" stresses the tenuous nature of the border zone in which the transition to radicalization takes place. Young people today become politicised in a climate where new connections between conventional and unconventional politics are manifold. The borders to radicalization have also become more porous, including at the voting polls. Protest voting and an inclination towards extremist parties is more prevalent among younger than older generations.
Violence is used as a subversive force and has an impact if not on the political system, at the very least on the social system. Some violent protest is explicitly based on political ideologies. However, new forms of violence have also emerged and have given rise to contrasting interpretations depending on whether they are labelled as political or not. For some, they stem from a logic of rebellion rather than from actual political issues in a context where "incivility" and deviance from the norm are on the rise. Others believe that, while they are outside the framework of institutionalized politics, they nonetheless originate in the actors’ political conscience.
This special issue of Youth and Globalization (to be launched in 2020) will compile empirical studies on the expanding protest framework for political involvement among younger generations. Contributors are invited to present elements taken from the most relevant “new” repertoire of political expression and action that they have encountered. They are also encouraged to question the diverse elements of the repertoire regarding their democratic legitimacy. Last but not least, this special issue will also contribute to a rethinking of the framework within which the process of political socialization occurs from one generation to the next.

About the Journal
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 (8000-9000 words), book reviews (up to 1200 words), and interviews/conversations (not to exceed 2500 words).
Editorial Board
Editors-in-Chief
Vincenzo Cicchelli, Ceped, Université Paris Descartes/IRD (France)
Sylvie Octobre, GEMASS, Université Paris-Sorbonne/CNRS and la DEPS au Ministère de la Culture (France)

Book Review Editor
Peter Holley, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Editorial Board
Tova Benski, The College of Management – Academic Studies (COMAS) (Israel)
Ludivine Bantigny, Université de Rouen Normandie (France)
Christine Barwick, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
Vinod Chandra, Lucknow University (India)
Valentina Cuzzocrea, University of Cagliari (Italy)
Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Vitor Sergio Ferreira, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, York University (Canada)
Clare Holdsworth, Keele University (UK)
Avril Keating, University College London (UK)
Siyka Kovacheva, University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
Patricia Loncle-Moriceau, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) (France)
EJ Milne, Coventry University (UK)
Ana Miranda, Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) (Argentina)
Leyla Neyzi, Sabanci University (Turkey)
Elina Oinas, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Delphine Pagès El Karoui, INALCO, Université Paris Sorbonne Cité (France)
Rosario Radakovich, University of the Republic (Uruguay)
Viviane Riegel, Superior School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM) (Brazil)
Hiro Saito, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Ngai Sek-yum, Steven, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Kathryn Seymour, Griffith University (Australia)
Yi-Ping Eva SHIH, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
Sharlene Swartz, Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
Teresa Swartz, University of Minnesota (USA)
Stuart Tannock, University College London (UK)
Paola Maria Torrioni, University of Turin (Italy)
Natalia Wächter, LMU München (Germany)
Dan Woodman, The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Advisory Board
René Bendit, Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) (Argentina)
Jorge Benedicto, The National Distance Education University (UNED) (Spain)
James Cote, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Maurice Devlin, Maynooth University (Ireland)
Ana D’Almeida, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Carles Feixa, University Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Olivier Galland, GEMASS, Université Paris-Sorbonne/CNRS (France)
Helena Helve, University of Tampere (Finland)
François Héran, Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) (France)
Claudia Jacinto, PREJET Institute for Economic and Social Development (IDES) (Argentina)
Carmen Leccardi, University of Milan Bicocca (Italy)
María Eugenia Longo, National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) (Canada)
Jeylan Mortimer, University of Minnesota (USA)
Marc Molgat, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Eriikka Oinonen, University of Tampere (Finland)
Andrea Pirni, University of Genova (Italy)
Gilles Pronovost, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada)
Loredana Sciolla, University of Turin (Italy)
Maria Manuel Vieira, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Ani Wierenga, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Howard Williamson, University of South Wales (UK)
Johanna Wyn, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
Chin-Chun Yi, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Biographical Note
Vincenzo Cicchelli is Associate Professor of Sociology at Université Paris Descartes and Research Fellow at Ceped (Université Paris Descartes/IRD). At Brill, with Sylvie Octobre, he is the co-editor-in-chief of Youth and Globalization, the series co-editor of Youth in a Globalizing World, and the co-editor-in-chief of Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth. He is the author of many books and articles, of which the latest are (with Sylvie Octobre and Viviane Riegel) Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism and Global Culture (Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2019), (with Sylvie Octobre) Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth. The Taste of the World (London, Palgrave, 2018) and Plural and Shared. The Sociology of a Cosmopolitan World (Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2018).

Sylvie Octobre is researcher at Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques, French Ministry of Culture and Research Fellow at GEMASS, Université Paris-Sorbonne/CNRS. At Brill, with Vincenzo Cicchelli, she is the co-editor-in-chief of Youth and Globalization, the series co-editor of Youth in a Globalizing World, and the co-editor-in-chief of Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth. She is the author of many books and articles, of which the latest are (with Vincenzo Cicchelli) Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth. The Taste of the World (London, Palgrave, 2018) and Les techno-cultures juvéniles : du culturel au politique (Paris, L'Harmattan, 2018).
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