We're talented and bright, we're lonely and uptight: youth political (dis)engagement in Canada
LE3 .A278 2008
Master of Arts
This project examines the nature of youth political (dis)engagement in Canada. Political engagement is considered in traditional (voting and party membership) and non-traditional forms (advocacy, protest, and cultural politics). The work of Herbert Marcuse, Frederic Jameson, and Yochai Benkler is used to ground youth in the context of the social space of networked late capitalism. Consideration is also given to the role of place and region in the construction of individual and collective identity, and how this bears on political engagement.
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