Youth and the city in the global south /

Innovative new research on globalization's impact on urban youth.

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Other Authors: Hansen, Karen Tranberg.
Dalsgaard, Anne Line.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series:Tracking globalization.
Online Access:EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection. Access for Greenville College users.
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This work offers a rich opportunity to witness the dynamics of youth development amid the tumult of poverty, hunger, crime, and desperation in various global communities. Along with a variety of researchers, anthropologist Hansen (Northwestern Univ.) illuminates the difficulties of growing up in the cities of Recife, in Brazil; Hanoi; and Lusaka, in Zambia. Youth face a multitude of poor choices and social impediments within their communities. However, Hansen and her colleagues also focus on the power of cultural nuances and messages that emerge within these communities. Further, the text shows how youth foster meaning in their lives to ensure that they utilize education, the political arena, and even the media in the most appropriate ways for them. While there are many uses for this text, Hansen's collaboration is best suited for library collections focusing on international human rights and youth. Summing Up: Recommended. General and graduate collections. D. E. Kelly Adelphi University

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