Rethinking youth citizenship: identity and connection

Harris, Anita, Wyn, Johanna and Younes, Salem (2008) Rethinking youth citizenship: identity and connection Parkville, Vic., Australia: Australian Youth Research Centre

Author Harris, Anita
Wyn, Johanna
Younes, Salem
Title of report Rethinking youth citizenship: identity and connection
Publication date 2008
ISBN 9780734039194
Publisher Australian Youth Research Centre
Series Research Report (Australian Youth Research Centre); 30
Place of publication Parkville, Vic., Australia
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Language eng
Subjects K
940201 Civics and Citizenship
160602 Citizenship
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
1606 Political Science
1608 Sociology
Abstract/Summary This research report summarises the key findings from the project Rethinking Youth Citizenship: Identity and Connection. The project aimed to gain a greater understanding of the changing nature of citizenship and identity for young people in Victoria, Australia. It contributes to the exploration of the issue of youth citizenship from the perspective of new life patterns that see the current generation making adult choices in a highly individualised context. In much youth research today, conventional notions of a ‘mainstream’ and of linear transitions to adulthood forged through a straightforward school to work transition have been replaced by an acknowledgement of the diversity, complexity and multifaceted nature of young people’s lives. This development is highly relevant for the study of youth citizenship because it may be leading to the recognition of new practices of engagement. If young people are no longer experiencing continuous, structured identities and predictable life trajectories, what does this mean for their participation in political and civic life?
Keyword Citizenship and identity for young people
Transitions to adulthood
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes 27 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

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