Youth Politics and Culture in Contemporary Latin America: A Review
2015 (English)In: Latin American Politics and Society, ISSN 1531-426X, E-ISSN 1548-2456, Vol. 57, no 2, 132-153 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Youth politics in contemporary Latin America diverge from those of previous generations. Increasingly decoupled from parties, unions, and the state, young people glide seamlessly across previously assumed boundaries: culture and politics, individual and organization, subjectivity and collectivity, virtual and real. This article presents findings from a systematic review of research on youth politics and demonstrates the new direction through three main categories: repression, incorporation, and exclusion, relationships between state institutions and youth identities; generational, cultural, and digital lenses, the innovative trends for theorizing current patterns of youth politics; and unsettling politics, the fusion and diffusion of youth political dexterity. The article concludes by highlighting current strengths and proposing future steps to build on this new direction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 57, no 2, 132-153 p.
culture, Latin America, literature review, political action, youth
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104757DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-2456.2015.00271.xISI: 000354998000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-104757DiVA: diva2:821590
FunderLars Hierta Memorial Foundation