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Young scholars working group: youth cultures in a transforming world; practices, experiences, representations

Convenors:
Nada Kujundžić (University of Turku/University of Zagreb)
Franziska Weidle (Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany)
Stream:
Age
Location:
Aula 10
Start time:
16 April, 2019 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

We invite contributions on different aspects of youth (culture): from theoretical musings and lived experiences, to studies of specific youth practices and various media representations of youth (culture). Papers dedicated to young scholars as a special group of youth culture are especially welcome.

Long abstract:

The panel proposes to bring together both theoretical and practical explorations of the different aspects of youth and youth culture, from theoretical musings on the possibilities of defining youth and youth culture, through lived experiences, to studies of specific youth practices and various media representations of youth (culture). What is the position of youth (culture) in the transforming world of today? What are some the challenges faced by young people (whether real or perceived) today? How has the emergence of new technology and social media affected youth culture? What are some of its contemporary manifestations? These are only a few of the questions we would like to address in this panel. We especially encourage contributions dedicated to the position and challenges faced by young scholars - as a distinct group within youth culture - seeking to establish themselves within the transforming world of academia.