African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World

Bringing together a wide body of research to reflect on youth responses to social change in Africa, this volume shows that while young people in the region face extraordinary social challenges in their everyday lives, they also continue to ...

Author: Dr Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472429759

Category: Political Science

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All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young people. Bringing together a wide body of research to reflect on youth responses to social change in Africa, this volume shows that while young people in the region face extraordinary social challenges in their everyday lives, they also continue to devise unique ways to reinvent their difficult circumstances and prosper in the midst of seismic global and local social changes.
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African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World

In other words, youth culture in Africa intersects with global cultural flows, and thus their cultural artefacts bear the marks of these influences. This chapter addresses the conjuncture between media globalization, African youth ...

Author: Paul Ugor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317184157

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young people. Bringing together a wide body of research to reflect on youth responses to social change in Africa, this volume shows that while young people in the region face extraordinary social challenges in their everyday lives, they also continue to devise unique ways to reinvent their difficult circumstances and prosper in the midst of seismic global and local social changes. Contributors from Africa and around the world cover a wide range of topics on African youth cultures, exploring the lives of young people not necessarily as victims, but as active social players in the face of a shifting, late-modernist civilization. With empirical cases and varied theoretical approaches, the book offers a timely scholarly contribution to debates around globalization and its implications and impacts for Africa's youth.
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Global Fashion Local Tradition

On the Globalisation of Fashion Jan Brand, José Teunissen, Anne van der Zwaag Centraal Museum (Utrecht, Netherlands) ... Are race, place of residence and social class still significant for today's youth cultures in a globalised world?

Author: Anne van der Zwaag

Publisher: Terra Books

ISBN: IND:30000111304345

Category: Design

Page: 200

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The future of fashion; in essence, this is the theme of the collection of photographs and essays in Global Fashion Local Tradition edited by Jan Brand and Jos Teunissen. Fashion has become global. Fashion weeks are not only held in Paris and Milan, but
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Cultures of Popular Music

A key feature of the book is its departure from conventional Anglo-American perspectives.

Author: Andy Bennett

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335230716

Category: Music

Page: 194

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* What is the relationship between youth culture and popular music? * How have they evolved since the second world war? * What can we learn from a global perspective? In this lively and accessible text, Andy Bennett presents a comprehensive cultural, social and historical overview of post-war popular music genres, from rock 'n' roll and psychedelic pop, through punk and heavy metal, to rap, rave and techno. Providing a chapter by chapter account, Bennett also examines the style-based youth cultures to which such genres have given rise. Drawing on key research in sociology, media studies and cultural studies, the book considers the cultural significance of respective post-war popular music genres for young audiences, with reference to issues such as space and place, ethnicity, gender, creativity, education and leisure. A key feature of the book is its departure from conventional Anglo-American perspectives. In addition to British and US examples, the book refers to studies conducted in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Russia and Hungary, presenting the cultural relationship between youth culture and popular music as a truly global phenomenon.
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Makers Breakers

·The problem of youth is presented as one of the great challenges of the twenty-first century.·In Africa youth are portrayed as perpetrators and victims in civil conflict, leaders and led in political and religious movements, innovators ...

Author: Alcinda Manuel Honwana

Publisher:

ISBN: 1592213405

Category: Children

Page: 244

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·The problem of youth is presented as one of the great challenges of the twenty-first century.·In Africa youth are portrayed as perpetrators and victims in civil conflict, leaders and led in political and religious movements, innovators and dupes in globalized culture.·This collection navigates through stereotypes of victim and perpetrator, taking on themes of youth agency and the constructed nature of youth as a social category.·It presents a new portrait of youth encompassing transition to a socially recognized adulthood, and an identity with its own social and cultural forms.Contents: Introduction: Children & Youth in Africa by Alcinda Honwana & Filip de Boeck I CHILDREN & YOUTH IN A GLOBAL ERA Reflections on youth, from the past to the postcolony by Jean & John Comaroff II THE PAIN OF AGENCY, THE AGENCY OF PAIN Child-soldiers as interstitial & tactical agents by Alcinda Honwana- Young women in the Liberian civil war by Mars Utas- Conceptions of pain & childrens expressions of pain in Southern Africa by Pamela Reynolds- Consciousness, affliction & alterity in urban East Africa by Brad Weiss III CHILDREN, YOUTH & MARGINALITY: IN & OUT OF PLACE The forbidden masquerades of Oku youth & women by Nicolas Argenti- Song, choirs & youth in Botswana by Deborah Durahm IV PAST THE POSTCOLONY? Youth culture & violence in Sierra Leone by Ibrahim Abdullah- Children & witchcraft in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Filip de Boeck- Youth & street culture in urban Africa: Addis Ababa, Dakar & Kinshasa by Tshikala Biaya- Afterword by Mamadou Diouf
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Youth Moves

This fascinating collection of original essays seeks to address the possibilities and dangers of young people's transnational, commodified identities; how society and educational institutions might respond to these new identities; and the ...

Author: Nadine Dolby

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415955621

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This fascinating collection of original essays seeks to address the possibilities and dangers of young people's transnational, commodified identities; how society and educational institutions might respond to these new identities; and the consequences for democratic practices and the public sphere. Drawing together contributions from the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this collection highlights the practices of youth's identities in the context of broadly defined educative sites, including schools, media and popular culture, community organisations, cyberspace, music, and urban landscapes.
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The American South in a Global World

See also Unions Labor supply agencies in the logistics sector, 26-27, 30-34 Lamm, Richard, 211 Language, inclusive, 14 Laotian immigrants, 157 Latina immigrant youth: Anglo media culture and, 48-54; and Durham (N.C.) youth culture, 44; ...

Author: James L. Peacock

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UVA:X004861139

Category: History

Page: 324

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These snapshots of globalization across a broad southern ground help redirect the study of the South in response to how the South itself is being reshaped by globalization in the twenty-first century. Eighteen historical and anthropological essays examine the social, political, economic, and geographical effects of globalization on the southern United States.
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Global Human Rights Law Collection

( b ) Train youth in the use of technologies that protect and conserve the environment ; ( c ) Support youth organisations in instituting ... which in turn has contributed towards a dynamic youth culture and global consciousness .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105064146488

Category: Human rights

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Negotiating Culture in Contemporary South Africa

In this stylish , youthful image , being African appears to be defined through a web of imagined global black ... hip variant of ( and answer to ) global youth cultures . a LoveLife has repeatedly come under critique for its self ...

Author: Heike Becker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131907110

Category: Cape Flats (Cape Town, South Africa)

Page: 32

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African Media African Children

by MTV included 16 countries – none on the African continent ( Biz - Community 2007 ) . ... While youth around the world are increasingly sharing a global media culture with one another , they appear to be sharing less and less with ...

Author: Norma Odom Pecora

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN: UCSD:31822037381043

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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"'African Media, African Children' is the title of the tenth Yearbook of the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media. Over the years, we have focused attention on a wide range of topics, but this is the first Yearbook with a geographical focus, and a vast continent at that. A focus on Africa seems both timely and important. When issues about children and media are discussed, all too often the frame of reference is the media culture of the Western world. There is an urgent need for the agenda to become open to non-Western thoughts and intercultural approaches to a much higher degree than is the case at present. The essays in this volume reflect a wide-range of issues and concerns related to children's media culture in Africa. For example, several address the role of entertainment television in Addis Abba, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia and in the lives of Muslim children. Other essays introduce us to children-centered media from Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and the innovative programs of PLAN-International. In addition to entertainment media and children-centered media, media education and digital media literacy are also discussed."--Publisher website.
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