International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Hardcover | March 30, 2006

EditorColette Daiute, Zeynep F. Beykont, Craig Higson-smith

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International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development brings together in one volume essays discussing the social, political, and economic contexts of youth conflict across fourteen countries on seven continents. Distinguished contributors from around the world draw on research andinterventions to describe young people's participation in armed conflict, fighting, and social exclusion from the time they enter the public sphere to adulthood, as defined in their local environments. Case studies include children involved in armed conflict in Mozambique, Angola, the Philippines, and Nigeria; young people exposed to post-war tensions in Bosnia, Croatia, and South Africa, youth in the streets in Brazil and Colombia; Arab and Jewish youth in the ongoing crisis in Israel; childrensocialized to hate, mistrust, or exclude those of other ethnic, economic, or social identities in the United States, Germany, and Korea; and young people experiencing the dramatic political and economic transition in China. Rather than focusing on character flaws and socio-cognitive deficits orother problems of individual youth, their families, or cultures, the volume examines youth conflict as a social practice embedded in local, national, and international processes. The volume aims to shift the foundation of youth conflict study from the more typical focus on maturation, behavior, and personality to a characterization of youth as participants in society. It also expands the analysis of youth development to include societal problems such as politicalinstability, unequal access to material resources, racism, and social injustice. Offering new insights about the interdependent spheres of conflict involving young people, this groundbreaking, international compilation describes processes of a violent world rather than of violent youth.

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International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development brings together in one volume essays discussing the social, political, and economic contexts of youth conflict across fourteen countries on seven continents. Distinguished contributors from around the world draw on research andinterventions to describe young people's particip...

Colette Daiute is Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She conducts research on social and cognitive development in challenging circumstances, such as urban public schools and nations involved in violent conflict. In her research and practice, Dr. Daiute has focused on young people's uses of lit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:March 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: The Problem of Society in Youth ConflictColette Daiute, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA: Section One: Psycho-social Processes in Youth Conflict1. Madelene A. Sta. Maria, De La Salle University, Phillipines: Paths to Fillipino Youth Involvement in Violent Conflict2. Wolfgang Edelstein, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany: Extremist Youth in Germany: The Role of History, Development, and Cohort Experience3. Sarah Freedman, University of California at Berkeley, USA and Dino Abazovic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia: Growing Up During the Balkan Wars of the 1990's4. Olayemi Akinwumi, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Nigeria: Youth Participation in Violence in Nigeria Since the 1980's5. Elliot Turiel, University of California at Berkeley, USA: Social Hierarchy, Social Conflicts, and Moral DevelopmentSection Two: Imagining and Living with the OtherEditor's Preface: Imagining and Living with the Other6. Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz, University of Haifa, Israel: Acceptance and Rejection as a Source of Youth Conflict: The Case of Haifa University in a Divided Society7. In Jae Lee, Gwanju National University of Education, Korea: Collective Ostracism Among Youth in Korea8. Stacey S. Horn and Larry Nucci, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States: Harassment of Gay and Lesbian Youth and School Violence in America: An Analysis and Directions for Intervention9. Gouzhen Cen and Dan Li, Shanghai Teachers University, China: Social Transformation and Values Conflicts Among Youth in Contemporary ChinaSection Three: Practices of Conflict and EngagementEditor's Preface: Practices of Conflict and Engagement10. Craig Higson-Smith, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa: Youth Violence in South Africa: The Impact of Political Transition11. Clary Milnitsky, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Breaking Social Borders: One Road for Becoming Visible to Brazilian Society12. Colette Daiute, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States: Stories of Conflict and Development in U.S. Public Schools13. Alcinda Honwana, Social Science Research Council: Child Solciers' Participation in Healing and Community Reintegration in Mozambique and Angola14. Roger Hart, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Save the Children/UK and International Institute for Educational Development, London, Rocio Mojica, Save the Children/UK: Building Citizenship in the Face of Violence: Opportunities for the Agency and Participation of Children inColombiaSection Four: Global Processes Involving YouthEditor's Preface: Global Processes Involving Youth15. William, Jr. Cross, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States: Globalism, America's Ghettos, and Black Youth Development16. Charles Ukeje, Obafemi Awolo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria: Youth Movements and Youth Violence in Nigeria's Oil Delta Region17. Jocelyn Solis, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States: Transborder Violence and Undocumented Youth: Extending Cultural-historical Analysis to Transnational Immigration StudiesEditor's EpilogueEditor and Author Bios

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"...solidly grounded in developmental psychology, appropriately drawing on the work of important researchers and theorists in this area...offer(s) valuable insight for many people, in many roles and many places, who work with youth."--PsycCRITIQUES