Teen Activists

Teen Activists

THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY of the United States, activism has driven societal change. ... As the 21st century heralds a new wave of teen activism, the tactics and tools available to activists have grown and changed. With passion and drive, ...

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781642822557

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Students have protested high school dress codes and their obligation to recite anthems and pledges. Teen activists such as Jamie Margolin, the founder of Zero Hour, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez have made their voices heard on climate change. Teens have rallied around transgender students Lila Perry and Gavin Grimm for the right to use their preferred restrooms. After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people, the nation met a new group of teen activists, including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. It was hardly the first school shooting the nation had seen; for students, it was the last straw. Rallying for stricter gun laws, high school students must now balance their journey through adolescence with the weight of political activism. Readers will engage with this timely collection, complete with media literacy terms and questions.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Youth Activism

Youth Activism

The growing popularity of smoking, especially among teenage girts, like the two sixteen-year-olds shown here, has helped spur youth anti-smoking activism. Courtesy of Skjotd Photographs. Members of the University of Texas chapter of ...

Author: Lonnie R. Sherrod

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328121

Category: Political participation

Page: 401

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This resource describes programs and policies related to activism and civic engagement among youth from a historical and global perspective. It covers the historical aspects of youth activism to the present, "from chatrooms, to grass roots movements, from gangs and politics to Riot GRRLS and Campus Crusade for Christ."
Categories: Political participation



See the Youth Activism Project home page, http://youthactivismproject.org/ (accessed June 15, 2014). 3. Adrian Walker, “Teen Activists Rally for Summer Jobs,” Boston Globe, February 19, 2014, ...

Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442242944

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 234

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This book looks at the many opportunities for teen activism and shows how more teens can get involved in causes that are important to them. Among the causes most important to teens covered in this book are campaigns for animal rights and world peace and against sexual violence, discrimination, and hate crimes. The book also discusses the pro and cons of hot bed issues like gun control and immigration reform.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction



The organization's resources include Taking It Global (TIG), the largest worldwide social network for youth interested in social change. TIG offers an online community for activists, research, information on how to get involved with ...

Author: Jill Hamilton

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737750430

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 120

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This inspirational collection of personal accounts and essay presents multiple sides to activism. Essayist Ralph Nader tells your readers that activism is a civic duty. Stop Cal Vivisection discusses what tactics are necessary in animal rights activism. Ross Clark informs readers that celebrity activists divert attention from real issues. Counterpoints are offered to provide a balanced experience. Your readers will think critically about where their own opinions fall in the debates.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Political Activism across the Life Course

Political Activism across the Life Course

Girl activists present themselves as teens who have started moving in a direction that any other teen can also take, and they invite other teens to join them. Their narratives of becoming activists are not tales of heroism, ...

Author: Sevasti-Melissa Nolas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351201773

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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How do people of different ages experience and engage with politics in their everyday lives, and how do these experiences and engagements change over their life course and across different generations? Age, life course and generation have become increasing important experiences for understanding political participation and political outcomes, and current policies of austerity across the world are affecting people of all ages. This book contributes towards an interdisciplinary understanding of the temporalities of everyday political encounters. At a time when social science is struggling to understand the rapid and unexpected changes to contemporary political landscapes, the contributors to this book present examples of activism and politics across everyday experiences of homes, communities, online platforms, local environment, playgrounds and educational spaces. The research takes ethnographic, biographical and action research approaches, and the studies described feature interlocutors as young as four and as old as ninety-two who reside in European, North and South America, and South Asia. This is an eclectic text that brings together a number of themes and ideas not typically associated with political activism, and is intended for students and academic researchers across the humanities, social and political sciences interested in the temporalities of everyday political participation. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.
Categories: Social Science

Young Adult Literature Libraries and Conservative Activism

Young Adult Literature  Libraries  and Conservative Activism

Teen activists have also played a key role in upholding intellectual freedom rights for young readers. Historically, teens have been zealous in guarding their right to read and to amass knowledge. Heading up resistance to book ...

Author: Loretta M. Gaffney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442264090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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Young Adult Literature, Libraries, and Conservative Activism analyzes young adult (YA) literature as a cultural phenomenon, explaining why this explosion of books written for and marketed to teen readers has important consequences for proponents of teen literacy. It explains how YA literature has become a lightning rod for a variety of aesthetic, pedagogical, and popular literature controversies and illustrates why teachers and librarians have a stake in promoting and defending it. Noted scholar Loretta Gaffney not only examines how YA literature is defended and critiqued within the context of rapid cultural and technological changes, but also highlights how struggles about teen reading matter to—and matter in—the future of librarianship and education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Youth Activism Advancing Social Justice in the United States

Contemporary Youth Activism  Advancing Social Justice in the United States

Almost all of these examples demonstrate the intergenerational nature of this work, a theme that emerges repeatedly in literature on youth activism (Braxton, Buford, & Marasigan, 2013; Delgado & Staples, 2008).

Author: Jerusha Conner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842139

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

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A cutting-edge study showcases the emergence of contemporary youth activism in the United States, its benefits to young people, its role in strengthening society, and its powerful social justice implications. • Presents a framework for understanding the role of youth activism in contemporary U.S. society • Surveys the various issues, strategies, and organizational features in the field of youth activism • Offers detailed portraits of youth responding to the pressing issues of our time, including police brutality in low-income communities of color, sexual assault on college campuses, environmental degradation caused by fracking, and the surge in unaccompanied minors coming to the United States • Features a range of youth and adult voices, from senior scholars and rising stars in academe to youth activists and their adult allies • Identifies lessons about how contemporary youth activism can help build a more just, inclusive, and responsive democracy • Highlights the policy wins of youth activists and illuminates the ways in which they are shifting the political terrain while building power in their communities
Categories: Political Science

Youth Activism in Egypt

Youth Activism in Egypt

arena during that romantic period when youth activists were considered to be the heroes of the revolution. The institutional opening after the revolution was supposedly intended to reduce the level of domestic protest, ...

Author: Ahmed Tohamy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857728098

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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In this book, Ahmed Tohamy analyses the often-neglected trajectory that led up to the protests in Egypt that culminated in the fall of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Tohamy's assertion is that by examining the decade preceding this momentous event, we see that the youth movement far from being inert was extremely active. Tohamy uses the Social Movements Theory to argue how Egyptian youth became a new agent of change in the Middle East. By positioning the youth activists as dynamically engaging with their social and political contexts within a framework of opportunities and constraints, his analysis strikes at the heart of the debates concerning the nature and substance of revolution and its effects on state and society."
Categories: Political Science

Youth Activism and Contentious Politics in Egypt

Youth Activism and Contentious Politics in Egypt

findings highlight which youth are more likely to protest against the regime, providing a microcosm of the characteristics of young, educated, middle-class activists. Second, the data reflect an ambiguous relationship between the ...

Author: Nadine Sika

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108312332

Category: Political Science


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During the Arab uprisings of late 2010 and early 2011, nine regimes throughout North Africa and the Middle East were confronted by major demonstrations and contentious events. When the uprisings began in Egypt, it became evident that youth movements were going to play a large part in the uprisings themselves, as well as the ensuing political and social changes. In this book, Nadine Sika demonstrates how youth movements initiated contestation, and how the regime in Egypt reacted through a display of authoritarian resilience, creating opportunities, threats to and constraints on the ability of youth movements to mobilize and to network. On the other hand, she explores how youth movement's repertoires can cause a regime to adapt, upgrade, or downgrade its authoritarian tools in an attempt to control, co-opt, or disempower the movement, highlighting how a regime's perception of a threat can propel it towards either defensive or offensive strategies.
Categories: Political Science

Reassessing Activism and Engagement Among Arab Youth

Reassessing Activism and Engagement Among Arab Youth

awareness comparing on one hand the youth activists with their mature, established colleagues; and on the other hand, the youth activists with the older generation of constituents. Inter-generational differences among members were ...

Author: Sarah Anne Rennick

Publisher: Transnational Press London

ISBN: 9781801351188

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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This collective volume contributes to the conceptual understanding of Arab youth and their relationship to politics by making explicit how civic engagement in seemingly ‘apolitical’ fields can be conceived as a form of political activism. In speaking with Algerian, Tunisian, Lebanese, and Syrian youth civic activists who also participated in their country’s uprisings in 2011 or 2019, what is striking is their own insistence on the continuity between direct political protest and their civic engagement. Yet at the same time, these activists almost universally qualify their civic engagement as expressly ‘apolitical’. Such reflections beg two questions: how do youth understand the notion of ‘apolitical’ engagement, and on what premise do they see continuity between political protest and so-called ‘apolitical’ civic engagement? To answer these questions, the studies draw on the analytical tools of practice theory, reconceptualizing ‘youth’ as a generational practice of politics, meaning a ‘competent performance’ of shared knowledge and understandings of what constitutes politics and the political. In conceiving of youth in these terms, this unorthodox collection – representing multidisciplinary and multilinguistic research and blending theoretical and practitioner perspectives – is able to bring to the fore how youth comprehend and indeed dichotomize their collective action with ‘politics’. CONTENTS Introduction - Sarah Anne Rennick Youth and Politics in Bouteflika’s Algeria: Engagement at a Distance from ‘Politics’ - Layla Baamara Hybrid, Culture-based, and Youthful: The New Political Commitment of Youth in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia - Mounir Saidani The Imagined Community of Lebanese Youth Activists: Political Resistance by Other Means? - Khaled Nasser and Sarah Anne Rennick Syrian Revolutionary Youth: The Lost and Found of Political Agency - Hadia Kawikji Is There a Youth Politics? - Asef Bayat
Categories: Political Science