Political Engagement Amongst Ethnic Minority Young People Making a Difference

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-11
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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At a time when crisis narratives abound about political disaffection among ethnic minority young people, this book explores their political interests and engagement. It uncovers a range of, often creative, repertoires of political action at local and global levels alongside critical engagement with mainstream politics.

Author Biography

THERESE O’TOOLE is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol, UK. RICHARD GALE is University Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of Contents

Politically (In)different? Political Engagement among Ethnic Minority Young People * Theorising Political Participation: Identity and Activism in Late Modernity * Methodology and Research Design
* Becoming Political: Young People’s Personal Political Biographies * Ethnic Minority Young People’s Relationship with the State * Culture, Faith, Ethnicity and ‘Race’ * Gendered Spaces, Roles and Cultural Capital * Space, Place and Scale in Ethnic Minority Young People’s Political Imaginaries * Conclusion

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