Youth Urban Worlds
Aesthetic Political Action in Montreal
Studies in Urban and Social Change
1. Auflage April 2021
240 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Both theoretically informed and empirically rich, Youth Urban Worlds explores how urban cultures affect political action amongst youth.
* Argues that urban cultures challenge the very meaning and contours of the political process
* Includes ethnographies, delving into the perspectives and knowledges of racialized youth, urban farmers, and "voluntary risk takers," like dumpster divers, building climbers, and student protestors
* Theorizes that aesthetics are an increasingly crucial form of political action in the contemporary urban setting and explains the impact of aesthetics on the political
* Examines the centrality of fun, warmth, aesthetics, and embodiment to these youth's experience of being in the world
* Explains how youth are able to practically and concretely impact the political process through the performance of risky and disruptive behavior
Asher Ghertner, Rutgers University, USA
'This book's rich, textured text captures Montreal urban inhabitants consciously theorizing the space they live and experience. That the main interlocutors are young(er) folks, in dialogue with scholars, but as equals - at least as equal as is possible under the circumstances - makes for a remarkable expression of urban agency and transgression in the face of repression, incertitude, and the absence of absolutes.'
David Austin, author of Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution (2018) and Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex and Security in Sixties Montreal, winner of 2014 Casa de las Americas Prize
Joëlle Rondeau holds a master's degree in Urban Studies from the National Institute of Scientific Research in Montreal. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in Indigenous Studies at Trent University, focusing on the urban food transformation and the resurgence of Indigenous foodways and governance systems.