Telling Young Lives

Portraits of Global Youth

by Craig Jeffrey,

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  • 1592139329
  • 9781592139309
  • 9781592139323

Telling Young Lives presents more than a dozen fascinating, ethnograph-ically informed portraits of young people facing rapid changes in society and politics from different parts of the world. From a young woman engaged in agricultural labor in the High Himalayas to a youth activist based in Tanzania, the distinctive voices from the U.K., India, Germany, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Bosnia Herzegovina, provide insights into the active and creative ways these youths are addressing social and political challenges such as war, hunger and homelessness.

Telling Young Lives has great appeal for classroom use in geography courses and makes a welcome contribution to the growing field of “young geographies,” as well as to politics and political geography. Its focus on individual portraits gives readers a fuller, more vivid picture of the ways in which global changes are reshaping the actual experiences and strategies of young people around the world.

  • Temple University Press; September 2008
  • ISBN 9781592139323
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  • Title: Telling Young Lives
  • Author: Craig Jeffrey (ed.); Jane Dyson (ed.)
  • Imprint: Temple University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1592139329
  • 9781592139309
  • 9781592139323

In The Press

"Telling Young Lives provides us with thirteen in depth portraits of young people around the globe, as they navigate their way through homelessness, precarious labor, ethnic conflict, religious persecutions and simple everyday challenges of growing up. Told in rich, often lyrical detail, and through the voices of these young people themselves, each narrative is supplemented with suggested additional scholarly readings. Telling Young Lives provides the reader with a compelling introduction into the politics of everyday life as shaped and experienced by contemporary young people. A great read." —Sue Ruddick, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Toronto

About The Author

Craig Jeffrey is Associate Professor in Geography and International Studies, University of Washington. He is the co-author (with Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery) of Degrees Without Freedom? Education, Masculinities and Unemployment in North India.

Jane Dyson is Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.