Global South Perspectives on Youth:A Commentary

Philip, Shannon (2023) Global South Perspectives on Youth:A Commentary. Boyhood Studies, 16 (1). pp. 90-100. ISSN 2375-9240

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Young lives in the Global South are shaped by myriad dynamics of colonialism, economic inequalities, race, class, caste, and gendered and generational inequalities. In particular, the colonial legacies and contemporary capitalist inequalities within the global order have powerfully redefined what youth lives are in many countries of the Global South today. In this commentary piece, I argue that there is great value in thinking about youth through empirical, historical, and relational perspectives from the Global South, primarily for analytical sophistication but also to enrich mainstream youth sociology itself. This commentary piece also opens a dialogue between “youth sociology” and “connected sociologies” in order to produce some decolonial Global South perspectives on youth. Through focusing on changing youth cultures in India and South Africa, this commentary explores how neocolonial and neoliberal processes shape youth cultures and the many global relationalities, connections, and inequalities that emerge from thinking comparatively.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: connected sociologies,global south,india,south africa,youth lives,youth sociology,gender studies,social psychology,cultural studies,education,developmental and educational psychology,life-span and life-course studies ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2024 09:32
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2024 01:41
DOI: 10.3167/bhs.2023.160107

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