Critical Youth Studies Reader
This reader begins a conversation about the many aspects of critical youth studies. Chapters in this volume consider essential issues such as class, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, cultural capital, and schooling in creating a dialogue about and a conversation with youth. In a society that continues to devalue, demonize, and pathologize young women and men, leading names in the academy and youth communities argue that traditional studies of youth do not consider young people themselves. Engaging with today’s young adults in formal and informal pedagogical settings as an act of respect, social justice, and transgression creates a critical pedagogical path in which to establish a meaningful twenty-first century critical youth studies.
Awad Ibrahim is a Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. His areas of interest include applied linguistics; Black pop culture and hip-hop; and educational social foundation.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Killing us softly with questions" in The Nuances of Blackness (2020)
- "What folks don't get: How race, class and gender matter" in Colour Matters (2020)
- "'We especially welcome applications from visible minorities': Reflections on race, gender and life at three universities" in Race, Ethnicity and Education, 18 (5), 589–610 (2019)
- "Standing firm on uneven ground: A letter to Black women on academic leadership" in African Canadian Leadership. Continuity, Transition and Transformation (2019)
- "Diasporic reasoning, affect, memory and cultural politics: An interview with Avtar Brah" in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 36 (2), 243–263. (2015)
- "Reflection: Groundings – A framework for educational inquiry" in Afrocentric practice and education for human freedom: The through the years I keep on toiling: The selected works of Joyce E. King, 19–21 (2015)
- Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (1998)