Jose SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA, ELENA SÁNCHEZ-MONTIJANO
February 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9781857439663 - CAT# K349429
Series: Europa Regional Perspectives
The 2011 Arab uprisings led to a great proliferation of studies on the situations in the Arab countries of the Mediterranean, with particular attention given to their young people, whose role was particularly central. Eight years on, in-depth exploration is still needed of the conditions in which millions of (mainly young) people demanded change. In this context, this volume examines the state and diversity of the forms of socioeconomic, political and cultural marginalization facing the region's young men and women, as well as the strategies and routes of contestation by which they escape them. Through the interdisciplinary empiricism of this book, based on the results emerging from the SAHWA Project (funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement nº 613174), we aspire to build a complex description and analysis of the current situation of the Arab Mediterranean youth.
The aim is to fathom out young people’s patterns, agency and living conditions, focusing on the relational character of the juvenile worlds actively constructed by themselves. The authors explore the main trends that are reflected in the social strategies, cultural constructions and changes within the Arab youth population, and whether the creation of new lifestyles and the emergence of youth cultures are an indicator of sociopolitical transitions. To answer all these questions the researchers have conducted a comprehensive study in five Arab Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Based on mixed method research the data collection is composed of two primary sources: the SAHWA Youth Survey 2016 (2017), in which 10,000 young people were interviewed; and the SAHWA Ethnographic Fieldwork 2015, involving more than 200 young people.
Introduction. Youth at the Margins: Perspectives on Arab Mediterranean Youth by Jose Sánchez García and Elena Sánchez Montijano Part 1. To be young in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Lebanon: case studies 1. Caroline Minialai, Lisa Bosenbroeck and Driss Ksikes, HEM. "Entrepreneurship: young Moroccans’ way out?" 2. Yacef Abdelkrim, CREAD. "Algerian youth: between marginalisation from political institutions and self-marginalisation" 3. Soukeïna Bouraoui, Sihem Najjar and Lilia Othman Challougui, CAWTAR. "Tunisian women, invincible hope" 4. Bahgat Korany, Mostafa Al-Sayyad and Basma Serag, American University of Cairo. "Between revolt and co-option: youth civic-political engagement in Egypt 2010-2016" 5. Rima Majed, Lebanese American University. "‘Born to be exported’: The post-civil war Lebanese youth(s) and the mismatch between education and employment"Part 2. An overview of Arab Mediterranean youth 1. Kenneth Roberts, University of Liverpool. "Religion and politics among young people in Arab Mediterranean countries" 2. Siyka Kovacheva and Stanimir Kabaivanov, University of Plovdiv. "Styles of youth participation in public life in the SEM countries – differences and social inequalities" 3. Jochen Tholen, Leonie Backeberg, Britta Busse and Andreas Etling. University of Bremen. "School-to-work transitions in the AMCs - A waste of talents and resources?" 4. Sofia Lane, FYRN. "Political chronotopes of youth political engagement in Arab Mediterranean countries: Towards more inclusive and enabling environment for diverse youth actors" 5. Ilenya Camozzi, Daniela Cherubini, Carmen Leccardi and Paola Rivetti. UNIMIB. "The transformation of cultural norms and values among the youth from a gendered perspective" 6. Elena Sánchez-Montijano, CIDOB. "The impact of emigration among young people: trends, perceptions and desires" 7. José Sánchez, University of Lleida. "The politics of youth cultures in Arab Mediterranean countries" 8. Asuman Göksel and Özgehan Şenyuva, Middle East Technical University (METU). "International experiences of Arab Mediterranean youth: the relevance of European youth cooperation schemes" Conclusion: "Becoming young in Arab Mediterranean countries" by Jose Sánchez García and Elena Sánchez Montijano.