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Leena Suurpää

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Year of Publication: 2018

Oinas, Elina ; Onodera, Henri ; Suurpää, Leena, What politics? Youth And Political Engagement In South Africa, Leiden and Boston, Brill, 2018, pp. 345

This book examines the diverse experiences of being young in today’s Africa. It offers new perspectives on the roles and positions young people take to change their conditions both within and beyond the formal political structures and institutions. The contributors represent several social science disciplines, and analyse critically dominant discourses of youth, politics and ideology. Despite focusing on Africa, the book is a collective effort to understand what it is like to be young today, and what working for change means in personal and political terms.