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Arab youth : social mobilization in times of risk / edited by Samir Khalaf, Roseanne Saad Khalaf

Contributor(s): Khalaf, Samir [editor.] | Khalaf, Roseanne Saad [editor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Saqi, 2011Description: 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: txt Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 9780863564574; 0863564577Subject(s): Youth -- Middle East. -- Political activity | Youth -- Middle East -- Social conditions | Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century | BAEPS, Political Science February2019DDC classification: 305.2350956
Contents:
pt. 1. Youth as a social category. Youth as a social category and as a social process / Johanna Wyn -- Reclaiming youthfulness / Asef Bayat -- The negotiation of waithood : the political economy of delayed marriage in Egypt / Diane Singerman -- The demographic youth bulge and social rupture / Youssef Courbage -- pt. 2. Negotiating identity in times of risk. Social learning and community participation : youth at risk in two marginalized urban neighborhoods in Amman, Jordan / Curtis N. Rhodes, Jr., Haytham A. Mihyar, and Ghada Abu El-Rous -- Saudi youth : initiative and inertia / Mai Yamani -- Between silences and screams : the Lebanese postmemory experience / Craig Larkin -- pt. 3. Representation and self-perception. The politics of fun in the Islamic Republic of Iran : re-creation of recreation / Pardis Mahdavi -- Idealistic and indignant young Lebanese / Roseanne Saad Khalaf -- In good times or bad? : discourse on the national identity of Lebanese upper class youth / Nicolien Kegels -- pt. 4. Militancy and street violence. Male gender and rituals of resistance in Palestinian intifada : a cultural politics of violence / Julie Peteet -- Revenge of the wretched : Islam and violence in the Bab al Tabaneh neighborhood of Tripoli / Mohammad Abi Samra -- Neighborhood violence among youth gangs in the southern suburbs of Beirut (Chiah) / Fidel Sbeity -- pt. 5. Voluntarism and civil society. Uniforms and salutes : fascism and youth politics in Syria and Lebanon under French rule / Jennifer Dueck -- Youth networks, space, and political mobilization : Lebanon's independence intifada / Christian Gahre -- pt. 6. Popular culture and music. Sanctioned pleasures : youth negotiations of leisure sites and morality in al-Dahiya / Lara Deeb and Mona Harb -- European Muslim youth : towards a cool Islam? / Miriam Gazzah -- Music consumption and the navigation of identities : transnational Moroccan youth in Britain / Carolyn Landau -- Scratch the past--this is our soundtrack : hip-hop in Lebanon / Angie Nassar.
Summary: In 2011, thousands of Arab youth took to the streets to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the revolutionary uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights and participatory democracy. Arab Youth explores some of the antecedents of the upheavals and anticipates alternative venues of resistance that marginalized youth, from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine to Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Iran, can mobilize to realize their emancipatory expectations. Themes covered in this unique volume include the forging of meaningful collective identities in times of risk and uncertainty; youth militancy, neighborhood violence and youth gangs in distinct urban and suburban settings; the surge of youthful activism in political movements, advocacy groups and welfare civic associations; and youths expressive outlets through popular arts, street music and popular culture.
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Includes index.

Bibliography : p.391-407.

pt. 1. Youth as a social category. Youth as a social category and as a social process / Johanna Wyn --
Reclaiming youthfulness / Asef Bayat --
The negotiation of waithood : the political economy of delayed marriage in Egypt / Diane Singerman --
The demographic youth bulge and social rupture / Youssef Courbage --
pt. 2. Negotiating identity in times of risk. Social learning and community participation : youth at risk in two marginalized urban neighborhoods in Amman, Jordan / Curtis N. Rhodes, Jr., Haytham A. Mihyar, and Ghada Abu El-Rous --
Saudi youth : initiative and inertia / Mai Yamani --
Between silences and screams : the Lebanese postmemory experience / Craig Larkin --
pt. 3. Representation and self-perception. The politics of fun in the Islamic Republic of Iran : re-creation of recreation / Pardis Mahdavi --
Idealistic and indignant young Lebanese / Roseanne Saad Khalaf --
In good times or bad? : discourse on the national identity of Lebanese upper class youth / Nicolien Kegels --
pt. 4. Militancy and street violence. Male gender and rituals of resistance in Palestinian intifada : a cultural politics of violence / Julie Peteet --
Revenge of the wretched : Islam and violence in the Bab al Tabaneh neighborhood of Tripoli / Mohammad Abi Samra --
Neighborhood violence among youth gangs in the southern suburbs of Beirut (Chiah) / Fidel Sbeity --
pt. 5. Voluntarism and civil society. Uniforms and salutes : fascism and youth politics in Syria and Lebanon under French rule / Jennifer Dueck --
Youth networks, space, and political mobilization : Lebanon's independence intifada / Christian Gahre --
pt. 6. Popular culture and music. Sanctioned pleasures : youth negotiations of leisure sites and morality in al-Dahiya / Lara Deeb and Mona Harb --
European Muslim youth : towards a cool Islam? / Miriam Gazzah --
Music consumption and the navigation of identities : transnational Moroccan youth in Britain / Carolyn Landau --
Scratch the past--this is our soundtrack : hip-hop in Lebanon / Angie Nassar.

In 2011, thousands of Arab youth took to the streets to demand their freedom. Although it is too early to speculate on the ultimate outcome of the revolutionary uprisings, one auspicious feature stands out: they reveal the genesis of a new generation sparked by the desire for civil liberties, advocacy for human rights and participatory democracy. Arab Youth explores some of the antecedents of the upheavals and anticipates alternative venues of resistance that marginalized youth, from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine to Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Iran, can mobilize to realize their emancipatory expectations. Themes covered in this unique volume include the forging of meaningful collective identities in times of risk and uncertainty; youth militancy, neighborhood violence and youth gangs in distinct urban and suburban settings; the surge of youthful activism in political movements, advocacy groups and welfare civic associations; and youths expressive outlets through popular arts, street music and popular culture.

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