the complexities with which they are surrounded in reality and thus provide access to richly contextualized social representations. This study draws on narratives contributed to a 2015 scriptwriting competition by Mexican youth living in Oaxaca State
Social Representations of Masculinity in Mexican Youth’s Creative Narratives
Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell
Youth and Alternative Sporting (Im)mobilities in Disrupted and Conflicted Spaces
youth in disrupted, conflicted, and “dangerous” spaces. For many researchers and governmental and aid organizations, children and youth are among the most at risk in contexts of war and natural disaster. Certainly, children and youth can be exposed to
Removing Barriers to Science and the Outdoors for Teenage Youth and Early Career Professionals in the US Arctic and Beyond
An Expedition-Based Model
Joanna Young, Sarah Clement, and Erin Pettit
programs such as those offered by the Inspiring Girls* Expeditions organization came into being. Inspiring Girls* offers unique and tuition-free science, art, and outdoor experiential education programs for 16- to 18-year-old youth with marginalized genders
Youth and Religiosity in Hungary, 2000-2008
This essay analyses the changing religiosity of the Hungarian youth population between the ages of 15 and 29 after the millennium. The basis for this empirical investigation is provided by the three waves (2000, 2004, 2008) of the National Youth Study. From their results, a similar picture emerges on the religiosity of the youth as from other nation-wide surveys, in relation to the whole adult population. Since the first Youth Study a slow but steady decline has been witnessed in different dimensions of religiosity (practice, faith, self-classification). It is especially salient for institutionalised religiosity. At the same time, the vast majority of the Hungarian youth confess to believing in some kind of supernatural instance, though not necessarily a traditional Christian one.
The socio-demographical background to the differences in religiosity can be partly explained by the secularisation theory, but the effects of an expanded religious education are present too. In contrast to the secularisation thesis, however, the transmission of traditional religious conviction is much more likely in families with better educational backgrounds than other parts of the society, a phenomenon which points to a more and more elite type of church religiosity in Hungary.
Growing research on youth in Siberia
Joachim Otto Habeck
This special issue of Sibirica comprises a selection of papers presented at the conference “'Everything is still before you“: being young in Siberia today' (Halle, November 2003). This introduction opens with a short review of the conventional social-sciences approach toward youth (especially indigenous youth) as an 'object of concern'. A brief summary of the subsequent papers follows, highlighting several crosscutting themes: (1) the concept of youth, the process of becoming an adult and the expectations connected with it; (2) acquisition of knowledge within and outside formal education; and (3) sports, music and games as meaningful and creative spheres of social interaction. The introduction concludes with the argument that the ambit of 'Siberian' anthropology can be significantly enlarged through the integration of sociological and cultural studies approaches and methods into ethnographic inquiry.
Ethnic Summer Camps for Children and Youth in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District--Iugra
This article shows how native people in remote Siberian settlements address social distress in their communities by transmitting local knowledge through organizing leisure activities for children and youth. The author examines the rationale, discourses, and practices of indigenous activists to establish vacation camps and unpacks young people's narratives of how they relate to this particular leisure activity. The camps are creative sites of cultural production and social hubs for participants. While young people are open to influences of popular cultures available in urban centers and villages, they contrast the social solidarity of the vacation forest camps with the individualization and social distress in villages and towns.
Expressions of Duress on Facebook by Chadian Urban Youth in the Diaspora and N’Djaména
Mirjam de Bruijn
It is after all clear that fear has definitively changed camps and that the regime of Idriss Déby experiences much more fear than the Android youth that we are. 1 This quotation is from a 16 February 2016 post by “Fils-de-Maina” (a Chadian internet
The Problem with Children in Politics
The Documentary Evidence of Youth Climate Activism
Naveeda Khan and Charles Nuermberger
In her ethnography on youth participation in the anti-Apartheid movement, War in Worcester , Pamela Reynolds (2013) acknowledges the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created in 1996 to present testimony on the violent
Global South Perspectives on Youth
global order have powerfully redefined what youth lives are in many countries of the Global South today. The profound economic, cultural, and social shifts at a global scale have produced new cultures of youth consumption, leisure, pleasure, sexuality
Israeli Theater for Youth
Performing History of Mizrahi Jews
Zionist meta-narrative. In this article, I discuss how Mizrahi theater artists portray the little-known history of Middle Eastern Jews for Israeli youth. I focus on two productions first staged in the 1980s at the Orna Porat Theater for Children and