Youth outside the northern metropole symposium 2014

The international field of youth sociology has been dominated by research in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, emphasising urban youth. 

On Friday 29 August 2014, international and Australian youth researchers at the Youth Outside the Northern Metropole symposium in Newcastle, Australia, took a different direction and presented their studies on urban youth in the global 'South'; regional/rural youth in Australia. They also discussed some of the theoretical implications of a rapidly changing world.

2014 Youth Outside the Northern Metropole symposium attendees 

Session topics included:

  • Youth Outside the Northern Metropole Pam Nilan (University of Newcastle)
  • Homologies of (Youthful) Habitus: Mapping Theory and Method Beyond the Metropole Alistair Fraser (University of Hong Kong)
  • Researching rural youth and the challenge of conceptual orthodoxies Johanna Wyn (University of Melbourne)
  • Rural Youth Subjectivities in Late Modernity: Spatial Inequalities and Imagined Futures David Farrugia (University of Newcastle)
  • Performative pedagogy: Post-structural theory as a tool for identity work within a youth-led HIV prevention program in South Asia Helen Cahill (University of Melbourne) and Julia Coffey (University of Newcastle)
  • Bourdieu and Methodological Nationalism Steven Threadgold (University of Newcastle) and Dan Woodman (University of Melbourne)
  • Young Indonesian Musicians Building Forms of Capital Oki Rahadianto Sutopo (University of Newcastle)
  • Popular Music Scenes, Youth and Everyday Life in the Global South: A case study of Iran and Tunisia Stefano Barone, Andy Bennett and Elham Golpooshnezhad (Griffith University)
  • Chinese Youth across Wenzhou and Prato: Globalisation, Mobile Belongings and Youth Cultural Practices Anita Harris (Monash University), Roberta Raffaeta (University of Trento, Italy) and Loretta Baldassar (University of Western Australia)
  • Unravelling the Youth Question in the Global South: The Persistence of Education- Employment Problematic and Its Consequences Clarence M. Batan (University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines)
  • Japanese youth in the post-bubble economy Andy Furlong (University of Glasgow, Scotland)

Download the Youth Outside the Northern Metropole booklet (PDF, 1.78MB)

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