Youth and Unconventional Political Engagement

Authors: Pitti, Ilaria

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  • Forges theoretical links, through empirical illustrations, between the changing and changed social condition of young people in Europe and their actions through ‘unconventional participation’
  • Presents material from participant observation and biographical interviewsAddresses employment difficulties, problems of access to housing, and social marginalisation 
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This book analyses the relationship between youth and participation, looking specifically at those repertories of involvement that are commonly clustered under the concept of “unconventional political participation”. The author focuses on the connections between youth practices of participation and youth conditions in contemporary society. Drawing from the analysis of three ethnographic case studies conducted on experiences of youth participation in Italy and Sweden, the circumstances and the reasons leading young people to express their political ideas through forms of engagement located outside the realm of “formal politics” are explored. The book seeks to bring back the specificities of contemporary youth at the centre of the analysis of youth practices of participation, highlighting their often overlooked socio-historical and generational ‘situatedness’.  

Youth and Unconventional Political Engagement will be of interest students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including youth studies, political science, and sociology.  



       

     

                 


              


                   

             

About the authors

Ilaria Pitti is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Studies on Civic Engagement, Örebro University, Sweden and holds a visiting position at the University of Bologna, Italy.  

      
            

                         

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth and Unconventional Political Engagement
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75591-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75591-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72136-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 130
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