Constructing narratives of political identities: young people in the ‘new’ European states

Ross, Alistair (2016) Constructing narratives of political identities: young people in the ‘new’ European states. In: Childhood and Nation: Interdisciplinary Engagements. Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke UK, pp. 163-182. ISBN 9781137477828

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This chapter focuses on young people’s narratives in constructing their sense of identities with their country, and how these are used to distinguish themselves as a generation distinct from their parents and grandparents. The study is of 13 to 19 year olds in twelve European countries that were formerly in the communist bloc, and have since joined (or are joining) the European Union. Their discussions of the meanings their country had for them raise questions about their use of political discourse, their expressions of feelings of patriotism, and their sense of agency in their own and their county’s future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: children; nationalism; childhood; young people; European Union; political identities
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Alistair Ross
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 16:27


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