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Title:
Neo-Liberalism and Austerity The Moral Economies of Young People’s Health and Well-being
Author:
Kelly, Peter. editor.
ISBN:
9781137582669
Physical Description:
XI, 342 p. 8 illus. in color. online resource.
Contents:
Part I: After Neo-Liberalism? Re-thinking Choices, Responsibilities and Young People’s Futures -- 1. Young People’s Marginalisation: Unsettling What Agency and Structure Mean After Neo-Liberalism; Peter Kelly -- 2. ‘Wear a necklace of h(r)ope side by side with me’: Young people’s neo-Liberal futures and popular culture as political action; Luke Howie and Perri Campbell -- 3. Youth, Health and Morality: Body Work and Health Assemblages; Julia Coffey -- 4. Get on Your Feet, Get Happy: Happiness and the Affective Governing of Young People in the Age of Austerity; Deirdre Duffy -- 5. Treading Water: The Roles and Possibilities of ‘Adversity Capital’ in Preparing Young People for Precarity; Lucas Walsh -- Part II: Young People, Austerity and the Moral Geographies of Disadvantage -- 6. Young People of the ‘Austere Period’: Mechanisms and Effects of Inequalities Over Time in Portugal; Magda Nico and Nuno de Almeida Alves -- 7. Childhood and Juvenile Obesity in Italy: Health Promotion in an Era of Austerity; Giuseppina Cersosimo and Maurizio Merico -- 8. Negotiating the Interface: The Complexities for Young People of Exercising Road Safety ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Choice’ on Melbourne’s Fringe; Kerry Montero -- 9. Shame, Disgust and the Moral Economies of Young Women’s Sexual Health in the North of England; Louise Laverty -- 10. We Need Child Poverty! Making Sense of Public Attitudes to Poverty in the Age of Austerity; John H. McKendrick -- 11. Morality, Austerity and the Complexities of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Young People in South Africa; Kelley Moult and Alexandra Muller -- Part III: Young People, Welfare States and Their Futures -- 12. Pre-assembling our Young: Points of Movement in Post-Austerity Ireland; Annelies Kamp -- 13. Austerity and the ‘Workfare State’: The Remaking and Reconfiguration of Citizenship for the Young in the Great Recession; Alan France -- 14. Bush Kinder: Thinking Differently About Privileged Spaces Through/With/In Children’s Geographies; Barbara Chancellor and Marg Sellers -- 15. From Health to Hard Times: Fairness and Entitlement in School Food After Neoliberalism; Jo Pike -- 16. Waithood or Precariousness? Biographical Trajectories of Unemployed Graduate Activists in Morocco; Christoph H. Schwarz .
Abstract:
This collection examines the relationships between a globalising neoliberal capitalism, a post-GFC environment of recession and austerity, and the moral economies of young people’s health and well-being. Contributors explore how in the second decade of the 21st century, many young people in the OECD/EU economies and in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Central and South America continue to be carrying a particularly heavy burden for many of the downstream effects of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis. The authors explore the ways in which increasing local and global inequalities often have profound consequences for large populations of young people. These consequences are not just related to marginalisation from education, training and work. They also include obstacles to their active participation in the civic life of their communities, to their transitions, to their sense of belonging. The book examines the choices that are made, or not made by governments, businesses and individuals in relation to young people’s education, training, work, health and well-being, sexualities, diets and bodies, in the context of a crisis of neoliberalism and of austerity.
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