Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship - Series in Citizenship Studies (Paperback)Richard Marback (editor)
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Essays in Generations are organized into four sections: Age, Cohort, and Generation; Young Age, Globalization, Migration; Generational Disparities and the Clash of Cultures; and Later Life, Civic Engagement, Disenfranchisement. Contributors visit a range of geographic locations-including the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Africa-and consider the experiences of citizens who are native born, immigrant, and repatriated, in time periods that range from the nineteenth century to the present. Taken together, the diverse contributions in this volume illustrate the ways in which personal experiences of community membership change as we age, and also explore how experiences of civic engagement can and do change from one generation to the next.
Teachers and students of citizenship studies, cultural studies, gerontology, sociology, and political science will enjoy this thought-provoking look at age, aging, and generational differences in relation to the concept and experience of citizenship.
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
Generations is clear, compelling, and expertly edited. Individual chapters share age and citizenship as a starting point but connect with other aspects of citizenship research that are timely and exceptionally important, including transnational and post-colonial citizenship, globalization, naturalization and denaturalization, civic engagement, and even health care. The authors of individual chapters engage with the arguments of other authors in the volume, tying even disparate topics together into a cohesive and highly readable book. Generations is accessible enough to use in the classroom and provocative enough to help inspire further research.--Cherstin M. Lyon "associate professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino "