Gender, youth and contemporary political engagements

Bulbeck, Chilla and Harris, Anita (2010). Gender, youth and contemporary political engagements. In Angela Ittel, Hans Merkens and Ludwig Stecher (Ed.), Jahrbuch jugendforschung (pp. 25-53) Wiesbaden, Germany: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften / Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH. doi:10.1007/978-3-531-92320-8

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Author Bulbeck, Chilla
Harris, Anita
Title of chapter Gender, youth and contemporary political engagements
Title of book Jahrbuch jugendforschung
Place of Publication Wiesbaden, Germany
Publisher VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften / Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-531-92320-8
ISBN 9783531173634
Editor Angela Ittel
Hans Merkens
Ludwig Stecher
Chapter number 2
Start page 25
End page 53
Total pages 29
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Robert Putnam's (2000, 100, 247ff., 252, 268f.) epithet that people are ‘bowling alone’, have deserted collective activities, encapsulates his claims concerning a decline in social capital over recent years and between the older to the younger generation. Middle-aged and older people are more active in organisations than younger people, vote more regularly, work on community projects and volunteer more. According to some commentators, along with apathy goes alienation or 'cynical chic' (e.g. see Eliasoph 1998; Gameson 1992). In Australia, too, it is claimed that young Australians are ‘bowling alone’, not joining political parties or unions as their parents did, although some commentators, such as Groot (2002) question such claims.
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