Youth Beyond the City

Thinking from the Margins

Editors: David Farrugia and Signe Ravn

This interdisciplinary collection charts the experiences of young people in rural and regional areas and city outskirts around the world. International experts investigate aspects of marginal spatiality including citizenship, materiality and belonging, and look at the complex relationships between place, history, politics and education.

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This interdisciplinary collection charts the experiences of young people in places of spatial marginality around the world, dismantling the privileging of urban youth, urban locations and urban ways of life in youth studies and beyond.

Expert authors investigate different dimensions of spatiality including citizenship, materiality and belonging, and develop new understandings of the complex relationships between place, history, politics and education. From Australia to India, Myanmar to Sweden, and the UK to Central America, international examples from both the Global South and North help to illuminate wider issues of intergenerational change, social mobility and identity.

By exploring young lives beyond city, this book establishes different ways of thinking from a position of spatial marginality.

David Farrugia is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Signe Ravn is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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