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- DescriptionAs the analytical concept of youth' gained importance, and was generally accepted as a period with its own cultural values and rms, social scientists began to analyse how social change was linked to youth. In the Middle East, a new concept of youth already began to find its way into the region in the late 19th century, and played a role in the anti-colonialist struggle. The same concept still plays a leading role today in the way young people act in relation to traditional values, political systems, and the West. In the Arab world in general, some 50% of the total population is 18 years of age or below, which means that youth' as a social group is of growing importance in the area. This also means that for decades to come Middle Eastern governments will be challenged as their young citizens demand work, a place to live, and access to enjoyable and challenging activities for the ever-expanding leisure time embedded in a modern way of life. Drawing on extensive research, which covers a wide geographical area, this volume includes, among others, articles on: Youth, History and Change in the Modern Arab World; The Discovery of Adolescence in the Middle East; Discovering the Other: Arab/Jewish Youth Encounters in Arab Films; Youth, Moral and Islamism: Spending Leisure Time with Hamas in Palestine; The Construction of Youth in Public Discourse in Turkey; and, Youth Culture and Official State Discourse in Iran. This is a comprehensive work which describes and analyses the forms of youth culture presently being exposed throughout the contemporary Middle East. It will appeal t only to scholars, but also to those with a general interest in Middle Eastern culture.
- Author BiographyJorgen Baek Simonsen is Senior Lecturer at Copenhagen University's Carsten Niebuhr Institute for Near Eastern Studies.
- PublisherAarhus University Press
- Date of Publication20/06/2005
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationAarhus
- Country of PublicationDenmark
- ImprintAarhus University Press
- Content Noteillus
- Weight837 g
- Width270 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byJorgen Baek Simonsen
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