Community of Practice - Global South Youth Studies

AN HSRC COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE SEMINAR

GLOBAL SOUTH YOUTH STUDIES

INVITATION

PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSION, NETWORKING

Ninety percent of the world’s youth live in Africa, Latin America and the developing countries of Asia. Despite this, the field of Youth Studies, is dominated by texts that universalise the experiences of youth despite having been researched and written in Northern contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies addresses this geo-political inequality by showcasing the work of Southern scholars and begins to remake Youth Studies by offering Southern perspectives with global resonance. Please join us for a seminar series to broaden and deepen Southern scholarship about, with and for young people, and to grow a community of practice begun through the publication of this handbook.

In these seminars, held quarterly, the main themes of the handbook: what the editors have called ‘epistepraxis’ - the importance of formulating knowledge-based practices based on Southern experiences of life and politics; thinking through theory, method and representation in doing so; reimagining and learning about concepts such as personhood, intersectionality, violences, de- and post-coloniality, consciousness, precarity, modernities, ontological insecurity, navigational capacities, collective agency and emancipation from Southern contexts; and expanding or re-theorising these concepts for Southern, Northern and Global contexts.

Contributors to the handbook and seminars are from various regions of the Global South, including from the Diaspora, Indigenous and Aboriginal communities, and comprise senior and emerging scholars, writing with others from the South, and sometimes with Northern scholars, in an intentional community of practice. 

An ebook of abstracts is available along with details of where the book may be obtained.

Please find ALL documentation available for download below:

SAVE THE DATES

SOUTHERN YOUTH STUDIES AND EPISTEPRAXIS

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

THEORY, METHOD AND REPRESENTATION 

Wednesday 11th May 2022

PERSONHOOD, RACE  AND INTERSECTIONALITY 

Wednesday 17th August 2022

NAVIGATING PRECARITY 

Wednesday 16th November 2022

VIOLENCES AND COLLECTIVE AGENCY 

Wednesday 15th February 2023