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Coloniality, Racialization, and Epistemicide in African Youth Mobilities  

Joshua Kalemba and David Farrugia

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
This essay explores the experiences of Black African youth migrating to and working in an Australian regional town using the concepts of epistemicide and coloniality of labor. Drawing on ... More

Digital Childhood?: Global Perspectives on Children and Mobile Technologies  

Mariya Stoilova, Sonia Livingstone, and Giovanna Mascheroni

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
Mobile devices play a growing role in the everyday lives of children around the world, prompting important questions about their effects on childhood experiences. Exploring the recent ... More

Evolutionary Family Sociology  

Anna Rotkirch

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
Evolutionary family sociology studies how genetic relatedness and psychological predispositions shape intimate relations. It approaches human families in comparison to other species and the ... More

Family, Child Labor, and Social Welfare in Peru  

José Vidal Chávez Cruzado

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Oct 2021
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Feb 2021
The problematic effects of child labor are primarily caused by poverty and precarity, products of the social and economic inequality generated by the capitalist system in Southern ... More

First Generation Students Navigating Educational Aspirations in Zanzibar and Ghana  

Emily Markovich Morris and Millicent Adjei

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
In Ghana and Zanzibar, Tanzania, first-generation students navigate uncertain and precarious conditions in the pursuit of becoming graduates and achieving their educational aspirations. ... More

Fluid Multilingual Practices among Youth in Cameroon and Mozambique  

Torun Reite, Francis Badiang Oloko, and Manuel Armando Guissemo

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
Inspired by recent epistemological and ontological debates aimed at unsettling and reshaping conceptions of language, this essay discusses how mainstream sociolinguistics offers notions ... More

Freirean Inspired Trialogues to Empower Youth to Solve Local Community Challenges  

Ulisses F. Araujo, Viviane Pinheiro, and Valeria Arantes

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Oct 2021
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Feb 2021
Paulo Freire, the Brazilian philosopher, educator, and a leading Southern theorist, has been extraordinarily influential worldwide. He is considered one of the founders of critical ... More

From Black Consciousness to Consciousness of Blackness  

Xolela Mangcu

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Oct 2021
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Feb 2021
This essay argues for a revision of Black Consciousness philosophy to make it more consistent with the requirements of South Africa’s constitutional democracy and relevant to the ... More

Global South Youth Studies, Its Forms and Differences among the South, and between the North and South  

Clarence M. Batan, Adam Cooper, James E. Côté, Alan France, Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, Siri Hettige, Ana Miranda, Pam Nilan, Joschka Philipps, and Paul Ugor

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Oct 2021
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Mar 2021
This essay comprises reflections of scholars in and originating from the Global South, plus some comments from Northern scholars, forming an integrated dialogue. It focuses on the ... More

Home, Belonging, and Africanity in the Film Black Panther  

Ragi Bashonga

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
This essay uses the film Black Panther to explore notions of home, identity, and belonging as these relate to race and being African. Black Panther added a more positive representation of ... More

An Indigenous Māori Perspective of Rangatahi Personhood  

Adreanne Ormond, Joanna Kidman, and Huia Tomlins Jahnke

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Oct 2021
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Oct 2020
Personhood is complex and characterized by what Avery Gordon describes as an abundant contradictory subjectivity, apportioned by power, race, class, and gender and suspended in temporal and ... More

Intergenerational Mobility  

Liana Fox, Florencia Torche, and Jane Waldfogel

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article reviews current research on intergenerational mobility, which indicates opportunity for children to move beyond their social origins and obtain a status not dictated by that of ... More

An Intersectional Approach to the ‘Mobility Trap’ That Ensnares Migrant Youth in China  

Xiaorong Gu

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Oct 2021
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Nov 2020
This essay explores the theory of intersectionality in the study of youths’ lives and social inequality in the Global South. It begins with an overview of the concept of intersectionality ... More

Intersectionality, Black Youth, and Political Activism  

Patricia Hill Collins

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
For youth who are Black, Indigenous, female, or poor, coming of age within societies characterized by social inequalities presents special challenges. Yet despite the significance of being ... More

Mapping Social Change through Youth Perspectives on Homosexuality in India  

Keshia D’silva

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
Social representations theory (SRT) is considered a theory of social change, accounting for democratic transformations in knowledge. However, its applicability in the Global South, where ... More

Navigational Capacities for Southern Youth in Adverse Contexts  

Sharlene Swartz

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Oct 2021
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Feb 2021
This essay identifies six navigational capacities or contextual formative abilities that young people in Southern contexts, and those who care about them, may find helpful to debate and ... More

Necropolitics and Young Mapuche Activists as a Public Menace in Argentina  

Laura Kropff Causa

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Oct 2021
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Nov 2020
Drawing from Latin-American and Argentinean ethnic studies, in dialogue with African philosophy and African youth studies, this essay addresses collective agency as it emerges at the ... More

Ontological Well-being and the Effects of Race in South Africa  

Crain Soudien

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Oct 2021
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Dec 2020
The concept of ontological insecurity draws attention to uncertainty, instability, and threats to autonomy, as these relate to people’s identities. It has connections to the idea of ... More

Personhood and Youth-Making in Contemporary Indigenous Amazonia  

Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen and Alessandra Severino da Silva Manchinery

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Oct 2021
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Nov 2020
This essay looks at the construction of personhood in Brazilian Amazonia from the perspective of Indigenous youth. In Amazonian sociocosmology, personhood is constructed relationally, a ... More

Precarity, Fixers, and New Imaginative Subjectivities of Youth in Urban Cameroon  

Divine Fuh

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Oct 2021
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Nov 2020
This essay explores how it may be possible to dismantle and recreate frameworks for understanding youth agency and precarity in African cities. These are places where youth are regularly ... More

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