Journal of Youth Studies Conference 2019

Monday, 2 December 2019 — Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Location: New Space Campus

Youth Studies and the Challenges of Late Capitalism in a Globalised World

Youth are always at the vanguard of social change. Facing an uncertain and insecure global economy, they strategise and struggle towards achieving their ambitions, reworking aspirations, and rethinking adult futures. Young people are also at the forefront of social and creative movements, from progressive intersectional politics, environmental activism or DIY spaces through to the rise of popular and post-feminism and the popular misogyny of the ‘alt-right’. Youth studies has a proud history of creating knowledge and understanding of young people’s lives and must now engage with projects that create a future for youth as the perilous realities of late capitalism in a globalised world emerge.

The University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Youth Studies Group and the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture are convening the third Journal of Youth Studies Conference to explore critical perspectives on the way that social, cultural, economic and political processes and institutions shape the meaning of, and narratives about, youth, and how young people in their diversity engage with these conditions. The conference conveners are excited to welcome keynote speakers Professor Rachel Brooks and Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser to Newcastle this December.

Key dates: Abstract submission and registration open from April 1 – June 28 2019.

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