Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality: Time Objectified (Global Youth)

Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality: Time Objectified (Global Youth)

By: Martin Frederiksen (editor), Anne Line Dalsgard (editor), Lotte Meinert (editor), Susanne Hojlund (editor), Michael G. Flaherty (contributor)Hardback

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Description

As we experience and manipulate time-be it as boredom or impatience-it becomes an object: something materialized and social, something that affects perception, or something that may motivate reconsideration and change. The editors and contributors to this important new book, Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality, have provided a diverse collection of ethnographic studies and theoretical explorations of youth experiencing time in a variety of contemporary socio-cultural settings. The essays in this volume focus on time as an external and often troubling factor in young people's lives, and shows how emotional unrest and violence but also creativity and hope are responses to troubling times. The chapters discuss notions of time and its and its \u201cobjectification\u201d in diverse locales including the Georgian Republic, Brazil, Denmark and Uganda. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, the essays in Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality use youth as a prism to understand time and its subjective experience. In the series Global Youth, edited by Craig Jeffrey and Jane Dyson

About Author

Anne Line Dalsgaard is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark, and author of Matters of Life and Longing: Female Sterilization in Northeast Brazil. Martin Demant Frederiksen is External Lecturer in the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and author of Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia (Temple). Susanne Hojlund is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark, and author of Barndomskonstruktioner. Pa feltarbejde i skole, sygehus og SFO(Childhood Constructions). Lotte Meinert is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark, and author of Hopes in Friction: Schooling, Health and Everyday Life in Uganda.

Contents

Introduction: Time Objectified * Martin Demant Frederiksen and Anne Line Dalsgard 1. Waiting for the start: Flexibility and the Question of Convergence * Jennifer Johnson-Hanks 2. Stunted Future: Buryong among Young Men in Manila * Steffen Jensen 3. Aske's Dead Time: An Exploration of the Qualities of Time among Left-Radical Activists in Denmark * Stine Kroijer 4. Heterochronic Atmospheres: Affect, Materiality, and Youth in Depression * Martin Demant Frederiksen 5. Standing Apart: On Time, Affect, and Discernment in Nordeste, Brazil * Anne Line Dalsgard 6. Certificates for the Future: Geographical Mobility and Educational Trajectories among Nepalese Youth * Karen Valentin 7. The normativity of Boredom: Communication Media Use among Romanian Teenagers * Razvan Nicolescu 8. Making a Name: Young Musicians in Uganda Working on the Future * Lotte Meinert and Nanna Schneidermann Afterword * Michael G. Flaherty Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781439910665
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9781439910665
  • ISBN10: 1439910669

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