Introduction In their recent book – Youth rising?: The politics of youth in the global economy – Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock (2014, p. 143) reflect on the problematic character of young people’s voices and participation in movements against such things as the climate crisis, war, and racism, and their encounters with the institutionalised promise […]
What are we talking about and how does it connect to aspiration? Introduction COVID-19 (45.7%), the environment (38.0%) and equity and discrimination (35.4%) topped the key issues in 2021 that young people feel Australia must address. “These responses are given in the context of a crescendo of public dialogue accompanying national and international events such […]
The Capacity to Aspire, and the ‘Moral’ Obligation to be Aspirational Introduction I am not saying that the poor cannot wish, want, need, plan, or aspire. But part of poverty is a diminishing of the circumstances in which these practices occur. If the map of aspirations…is seen to consist of a dense combination of nodes […]
Introduction: Young People’s Aspirations, Health and Well-being and Voices in Geelong During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Aspiration: a hope or ambition of achieving something. (Oxford Languages Dictionaries) In a series of blogs we will provide an outline of three of the key themes that have emerged during the first year (2021) of a three (3) year project that we are conducting in Geelong, Victoria’s (AUSTRALIA) second largest city. The project, which […]
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