Bühler-Niederberger, Doris, Gu, Xiaorong, Schwittek, Jessica and Kim, Elena (2023) Introduction. In: The Emerald Handbook of Childhood and Youth in Asian Societies. Emerald Handbooks . Emerald, Bingley, England, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781803822839

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In this introduction to our volume on growing up in Asian societies, we define the claim of this collection, explain the approach, and take stock of what it has been possible to achieve empirically and conceptually for the further global study of childhood and youth. Our aim was to understand and present the young generation in its intergenerational relations. The 16 studies, divided into four regional sections, show a broad spectrum of very different conditions in which this young generation lives, of expectations with which they are confronted, and of strategies for action that are open to them. And they show the overriding importance of the commitments and solidarities between different age groups across societies. We propose – in the sense of a theoretical conclusion – three concepts that should be central to the study of childhood and youth experiences: (inter)generational order, existential inequality, and voice. Whereby, the latter concept also has to take into account walls of silence. The three concepts have extended prior work of childhood and youth studies with new analytical power and empirical relevance, based on this most comprehensive collection to date on growing up in Asian societies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intergenerational order, existential inequality, children’s voice, young generation, intergenerational obligations, migration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-dale
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2023 09:06
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 09:12

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