Department of Social Sciences Seminar Series 2013-2014

9th Oct 2013, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Edge Hill University

A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century – Professor Peter Kelly

This seminar will report on some aspects of the development of an edited collection to be published in 2014 as part of a series titled Youth in a Globalising World.

The collection is being edited with my colleague Dr Annelies Kamp from Dublin City University and comprises 34 chapters from contributors in North and South America, UK/Europe, the Asia Pacific, Australia/NZ

In that collection we ask, what might a Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century look like? The collection will engage with the variety of methodological, theoretical and/or empirical challenges and opportunities, limits and possibilities such a question poses:

  • After Marxism, after feminism, after the posts (structuralism, modernism, colonialism) have swept through the social and behavioural sciences what might a critical Youth Studies look like?
  • In this after what might a critical Youth Studies do?
  • What might it take as its objects?
  • What might its project be?
  • What might be its limits and possibilities?

The seminar will present a discussion of what we see as the context for such a collection and what it is that such a collection might contribute to ongoing developments in the field.

No need to book just drop in.  For further information please email Paul Reynolds