Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

Tuck & Yang Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

To be released November 2013

Description

Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has been a prominent concern of educational research for several decades, yet understandings of youth resistance frequently lack complexity, often seize upon convenient examples to confirm entrenched ideas about social change, and overly regulate what “counts” as progress. As this comprehensive volume illustrates, understanding and researching youth resistance requires much more than a one-dimensional theory.

Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change provides readers with new ways to see and engage youth resistance to educational injustices. This volume features interviews with prominent theorists, including Signithia Fordham, James C. Scott, Michelle Fine, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gerald Vizenor, and Pedro Noguera, reflecting on their own work in light of contemporary uprisings, neoliberal crises, and the impact of new technologies globally. Chapters presenting new studies in youth resistance exemplify approaches which move beyond calcified theories of resistance. Essays on needed interventions to youth resistance research provide guidance for further study. As a whole, this rich volume challenges current thinking on resistance, and extends new trajectories for research, collaboration, and justice.

Contents

1 Introduction to Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

PART I The History and Emergence of Youth Resistance in Educational Research

Part I Introduction by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

2 Resistance: The Anatomy of an Idea

Greg Dimitriadis

3 An Intimate Memoir of Resistance Theory

Michelle Fine with Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

4 Leaking Away and Other Forms of Resistance

James C. Scott with Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

5 Organizing Resistance into Social Movements

Pedro Noguera with Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

6 Resistance as Revelatory

Robin D.G. Kelley with Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

7 What Does an Umbrella Do for the Rain? On the Efficafcy and Limitations of Resistance

Signithia Fordham with Eve Tuck and Greg Dimitriadis

8 Resistance in the Blood

Gerald Vizenor with Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

PART II The Relationship between Youth Resistance and Theories of Change

Part II Introduction by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

9 Thinking with Youth about Theories of Change

Edited by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

10 The Politics of Coming Out Undocumented

Lisa (Leigh) Patel and Rocío Sánchez Ares

11 Rethinking Resistance Theory through STEM Education

Antwi Akom and Allison Scott and Aekta Shah

12 Hands Clasped Behind her Back: Palestinian Waiting on Theories of Change

J. I. Albahri with K. Wayne Yang

PART III New Studies in Youth Resistance

Part III Introduction by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

13 Youth Resistance Research Methods and Ethical Challenges

Monique Guishard and Eve Tuck

14 Outdoor Education as a Site of Epistemological Persistence: Unsettling an understanding of Urban Indigenous Youth Resistance

Tracy Friedel

15 LGBTQ Street Youth Doing Resistance in Infrapolitical Worlds

Cindy Cruz

16 Out for Immigration Justice: Thinking through Social and Political Change

Daysi Diaz-Strong, Christina Gómez, Maria Luna-Duarte, and Erica R. Meiners

Afterword by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

 

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