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Telling Young Lives
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Telling Young Lives presents more than a dozen fascinating, ethnograph-ically informed portraits of young people facing rapid changes in society and politics from different parts of the world. From a young woman engaged in agricultural labor in the High Himalayas to a youth activist based in Tanzania, the distinctive voices from the U.K., India, Germany, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Bosnia Herzegovina, provide insights into the active and creative ways these youths are addressing social and political challenges such as war, hunger and homelessness.

Telling Young Lives has great appeal for classroom use in geography courses and makes a welcome contribution to the growing field of “young geographies,” as well as to politics and political geography. Its focus on individual portraits gives readers a fuller, more vivid picture of the ways in which global changes are reshaping the actual experiences and strategies of young people around the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. Saka: Growing Up in the Indian Himalayas
  2. pp. 15-26
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  1. 3. “All My Life, I’ve Bounced Around”: A Portrait of Blacc
  2. pp. 27-39
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  1. 4. Vusi Majola: “Walking Until the Shoes Is Finished”
  2. pp. 40-55
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  1. 5. Young, White, Male, and Working Class: A Portrait of Richard
  2. pp. 56-68
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  1. 6. Young, Male, Scottish, and Muslim: A Portrait of Kabir
  2. pp. 69-80
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  1. 7. Politics, Lifestyle, and Identity: The Story of Sven, Eastern Germany
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. 8. “Each and Every Single Story About Me . . . There’s Like a Huge Twist to It”: Growing Up at Risk in the United States—A Portrait of Mike
  2. pp. 97-112
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  1. 9. Zilho’s Journeys: Displacement and Return in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  2. pp. 113-122
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  1. 10. Rocks: A Portrait of Mohammed
  2. pp. 123-135
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  1. 11. From Footballs to Fixer: Suresh and the New Politicians in North India
  2. pp. 136-147
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  1. 12. Telling Nala’s Story: Negotiating the Global Agendas and Local Politics of Maasai Development in Tanzania
  2. pp. 148-163
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  1. 13. Darkest Whiteness: Race, Class, and Culture in Global Times: A Portrait of Helena
  2. pp. 164-173
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  1. 14. Young, Deaf, and Lesbian: A Portrait of Susannah
  2. pp. 174-192
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  1. 15. Afterword: Global Portraits and Local Snapshots
  2. pp. 193-207
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 209-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-220
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