Young People, Radical Democracy and Community Development

Edited by Janet Batsleer, Harriet Rowley and Demet Lüküslü

Published

Nov 16, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447362760

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 16, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447362753

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 16, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447362777

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Young People, Radical Democracy and Community Development

Young people are often at the forefront of democratic activism, whether self-organised or supported by youth workers and community development professionals. Focusing on youth activism for greater equality, liberty and mutual care - radical democracy - this timely collection explores the movement’s impacts on community organisations and workers. Essays from the Global North and Global South cover the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental activism and the struggles of refugees.

At a time of huge global challenges, youth participation is a dynamic lens through which all community development scholars and participants can rethink their approaches.

Janet Batsleer is Emeritus Reader in Youth and Community Work at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Dr Harriet Rowley is Senior Lecturer in Education and Community at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Demet Lüküslü is Professor of Sociology at Yeditepe University, Turkey.

Introduction: Young People, Radical Democracy and Community Development - Janet Batsleer, Harriet Rowley and Demet Lüküslü

Thinking/acting with migrants under neoliberalism; "It's horrible to perceive solidarity as merely absorbing the sorrow of one side". - Cihan Erdal

Imagining the future under capitalism: young people involved in environmental activism in an economic crisis - Dena Arya

Community Building for and through Sustainable Food - Dominic Zimmermann

Daring, dissolving and dancing: making communities with water - Róisín O’Gorman

Community Development, Empowerment and Youth Participation in Social-Housing Neighbourhoods in France - Gülçin Erdi

LGBTQ+ young peoples’ sexuality and gender citizenship in digital spaces - Sally Carr and Ali Hanbury

Enabling Spaces for and with Marginalised Young People: The Case of the Disha Peer Support and Speak out Group - Dr Sadhana Natu

MEANINGFUL YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING IN KENYA - Yvonne Akinyi Ochieng, Su Corcoran and Kate Pahl

Conceptualising community development through a pedagogy of convivência: youth, race, and territory in Brazil - Dr Fernando Lannes Fernandes and Dr Andrea Rodriguez

‘I did not want the project to end. For me, it should last forever’: Exploring a community development framework based on learned lessons from marginalised youth voices in Brazil - Andrea Rodriguez and Fernando Lannes Fernandes

Burning Work: Field Map - Christxpher Oliver

They are not your warriors: Intergenerational tensions and practices of hope in young people’s environmental activism - Dena Arya

Afterword: Community as Prefigurative Practice: Practices of Hope - Janet Batsleer Harriet Rowley and Demet Lüküslü