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dc.contributor.editorLee, Helen
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-12-12 14:00:06
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T09:23:00Z
dc.identifier1006547
dc.identifierOCN: 1135848285
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23599
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34024
dc.description.abstractPacific populations are becoming younger and this ‘youth bulge’ is often perceived as a dangerous precursor to civil unrest. Yet young people are also a valuable resource holding exciting potential for the future of island nations. Addressing these conflicting views of youth, this volume presents ethnographic case studies of young people from across the Pacific and the diaspora. Moving beyond the typical focus on ‘youth problems’ in reports by Pacific governments and development agencies, the authors examine the highly diverse lives and perspectives of young people in urban and rural locations. They celebrate the contributions of youth to their communities while examining the challenges they face. The case studies explore the impacts of profound local and global changes and cover a wide sweep of youth experiences across themes of education, employment and economic inequalities, political and civil engagement, and migration and the diaspora. Contributors to this volume bring many decades of experience of research with Pacific people as well as fresh perspectives from early career and graduate researchers. Most are anthropologists and their chapters contribute to the interdisciplinary fields of youth studies and Pacific studies, offering thought-provoking insights into the possibilities for Pacific youth as they face uncertain futures.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSP Age groups::JFSP2 Age groups: adolescents
dc.subject.otherPacific
dc.subject.otheryouth
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.titlePacific Youth
dc.title.alternativeLocal and Global Futures
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/PY.2019
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.relation.isbn9781760463229
oapen.pages304


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