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How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future

New book by Gayle Kimball:
How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future
Please ask your library to order from Cambridge Scholars in the UK.
Chapter 1: A Global Generation
Youth Characteristics; Academic Ageism; Get to Know Eva, Abel, Sahar and Yuan; Glocal Hybrid Youth Culture; Global Media Influence, Global Tends Shaping Our Future; How Youth Will Change the Future
Chapter 2 Generation Gap
Teenaging of Culture vs. War on Kids; Academics’ Viewpoint; A Current Generation Gap? Helicopter Parents Push School Success; What Youths Think About Adults
Chapter 3 Traditional Values
Critics of Modern Values and Stress; Traditional Rural vs. Modern Urban Values; Conflicting Values; Respect for Elders; Traditional Values in First Generation Immigrant Youth; Youth More Family-Focused
Chapter 4 Modern Values
Morally Lax and Relativistic?; Cultural Developmental Stages Change Values; Individualism vs. Collective Values; Modern Cultural Creatives; Values in Traditional Muslim Countries; Youth Value Education, Service and Career But Are Anxious
Chapter 5 Religious Beliefs
Religious Beliefs; Questions About God; Life Purpose; Meaning of Suffering; Youth Participation in Organized Religions: Comments about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism and Animism; Spirituality

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned available in affordable paper for Fall


Chapter One…………………………………………………………………….. 1

Ageist Scholars Ignore Youth


Chapter Two…………………………………………………………………. 42

Generation Maligned


Chapter Three………………………………………………………………… 93

The Narcissism Debate


Chapter Four………………………………………………………………… 137

Anxious and Stressed



Appendicies on survey results, films, Internet resources, large global surveys of youth, academic research, and bibliography.

While researching Generations Y and Z for the past decade for a book series about global youth activism and viewpoints, I discovered a split between scholarly viewpoints about Gen Me vs. Gen We. Some researchers fault youth for being narcissists and others praise them for being altruistic. I was surprised that many scholars who write about youth don’t actually talk to them or include their voices when young people face difficult economic challenges globally, with high youth unemployment rates and increasing tuition costs. It’s easier to blame the victim than the economic system that generates more and more inequality, just as teachers get blamed for structural problems in the education system. Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned exposes how authors ignore youth, disparage them, and fault them for being anxious, depressed and narcissistic without pressing for change in the economic system that harms them. Youth are the best-educated generation ever, an altruistic group that cares about global problems. They should be viewed as a resource in the present, as they are in Nordic countries, rather than as a source of trouble.

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned on sale

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned

Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.


Date of Publication:01/05/2017
Pages / Size:235 / A5
Old Price:£61.99

Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth, a new book by Gayle Kimball

Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

Fall 2017 publication

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who are Global Youth Activists?

Chapter 2: Recent Youth Revolutions Began in the Middle East

Chapter 3: Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution

Chapter 4: Turkey’s Gezi Park

Chapter 5: The Wave of European Uprisings

Chapter 6: Russia’s White Ribbon Movement

Chapter 7: China Human Rights Vs. The Party

Chapter 8: Prefigurative Movements in Latin America

Chapter 9: Youth Uprisings In North America

Other Books by the Author

50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)

50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)

Ed. Women’s Culture (Scarecrow Press)

Ed. Women’s Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

The Religious Ideas of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edwin Mellen Press.

Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos. (Equality Press)

21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,

Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality


How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)

Ed., Quick Healthy Recipes: Literacy Fundraiser (Equality Press)

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: A Maligned Generation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

 Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Tactics and Goals for Changemaking

Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution

Ageism: Youth are an Ignored Resource

Ageism: Youth are an Ignored Resource

You’re invited to critique chapters of interest before the book is published.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

       Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Ageist Scholars Ignore Youth

Chapter 2: The Maligned Generation

Chapter 3: Anxious and Depressed

Chapter 4: The Narcissism Debate

Appendices: Resources for Global Youth Studies

Appendix 1: Appendix 1 Global Youth SpeakOut Survey Results

Appendix 2 Films About Young People

Appendix 3 Internet Global Youth Resources

Appendix 4 Large Global Surveys of Youth

Appendix 5 Academic Research on Youth

Appendix 6 Books About Global Youth and Youth in the Middle East



Youth Studies Misses the Economic Influence


Canadian professor James Côté explained that since the 1980s youth studies focused on working class youth cultures, “increasingly preoccupied with subjectivities,” rather than approaching youth as a whole as a disadvantaged class or proletariat, to use Marxist terminology, disadvantaged economically.[i] He argues for “a new political economy of youth,” one of the conflict theories, that generates radical solutions to these material problems. He opposes liberal reformist structural approaches that accept the neoliberal status quo. Côté faults youth studies for ignoring the negative impact of neoliberalism on youth who face an uncertain future while the number of very rich increase and pay for their children to attend expensive universities. Additionally, he warns of “growing stigmatization of youth over the past century,” especially in terms of claims of biological inferiority” regarding the adolescent brain. Schools perpetuate subordination by teaching obedience to hierarchical authority. The flip side of this trend is increasingly painting adults as superior, responsible, and mature over the last two decades, although I would add that an objective look at the news does not back up this belief. As 13-year-old Lia said in California, “For those who crated this mess in a world of chaos, just like you said to us about our rooms, “Clean it up!”

[i] James Côté, “Towards a New Political Economy of Youth,” Journal of Youth Studies, 2013.



Many Journals about Women’s Studies, Youth Studies, and Global Studies

Women’s Studies Journals  http://libr.org/wgss/projects/journallist.html#femstu

Feminist Legal Studies http://link.springer.com/journal/10691


European Journal of Women’s Studies http://ejw.sagepub.com/


Women’s Studies http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gwst20#.U0iCVuZdV8k


Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Frontiers,673226.aspx


Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studieshttp://dukeupress.edu/differences/


Women’s Review of Bookshttp://www.wcwonline.org/womensreview


Women’s Studies: An Indisciplinary Journal



Women’s Studies International Forum


Women’s Studies Quarterly http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/


NWSA Journal http://isu.edu/departments/nwsaj/


New Books on Women and Feminism

Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society


Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Societyhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/signs/current


MS http://www.msmagazine.com/


Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalismhttp://inscribe.iupress.org/loi/mer


Off Our Backshttp://www.offourbacks.org/http://www3.oup.co.uk/socpol/


Journal of Women, Politics and Policy: A Quarterly Journal of Research and Policy Studies http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J501


Gender and Society http://gas.sagepub.com/


Feminist Review http://www.feminist-review.com/ http://www.palgrave-journals.com/fr/index.html


Feminist Studies http://www.feministstudies.org/home.html


Feminist Teacher http://www.uwec.edu/wmns/FeministTeacher/


Genders http://www.genders.org/


Feminist Formations https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/feminist_formations/


Blog http://www.womeninandbeyond.org/ An open feminist forum


Youth Organizations That Could Buy the Book for their Libraries

Research publications by NGOs—possible book reviewers and purchasers

The United Nations:  www.un.org/youth and www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/flash.htm


The World Bank: http://go.worldbank.org/Z12D7RZVZ0


International Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet)



Education Development Center (EDC) www.edc.org


International Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet) www.icyrnet.net


Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies


Carnegie Young People Initiative (U.K.)


CYFERNet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network. (U.S.).


Childwatch Internationalwww.childwatch.uio.no
International youth policies. It works with the National Commission for UNESCO commissions, etc.


International Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet)
University Centers that Could Review the Book and Purchase for Library

Youth Studies Research Guide. RMIT (Australia) http://rmit.libguides.com/content.php?pid=26673

Youth Studies at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota (U.S.).

Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University (Canada).

Children and Youth Studies Caucus, American Studies Association, Georgetown University.

Youth Studies Certification ProgramCUNY. (U.S.)

Youth Studies NetCity University of Hong Kong.

Child and Youth Studies Institute Association of African Universities (Senegal).

Children, Youth and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota
www.cyfc.umn.edu   Mainly about the US.

The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies at Columbia University
www.childpolicyintl.org Focuses on developed countries’ policies.
International Sociological Association Research Committee 34. Sociology of Youth (RC34)
www.isa-sociology.org/rc34.htm   www.rc34youth.org
The Network University (TNU)
The Network University specializes in creating e-tools for education and networking in the field of development. TNU has developed courses on youth and conflict and youth and development.


Youth Studies Journals That Could Review the Book

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies



Journal of Youth Development

Journal of Youth Studies

  •   (international)


Nordic Journal of Youth Research
http://you.sagepub.com   Includes international articles


Social Movement Studies Journal



Global Studies Journals (for review)

Social Movement Studies Journal



Global-e  http://cf5pzyk-aa0-app000.c4sa.net/global-e


Public Culture

Global Studies in Universities (textbook market)



Wilfrid Laurier University tdonais@wlu.ca

Vancouver Island University Catherine.Schittecatte@viu.ca

United States:

Arizona State University Leah.Legg@asu.edu

California State University, Monterey Bay hwilde@csumb.edu

California State University, San Marcos mgeiger@csusm.edu

Indiana University hkahn@indiana.edu

Lehigh University agn3@lehigh.edu

Loyola University Maryland dcmccornac@loyola.edu

Michigan State University graypa@msu.edu

Providence Colleges fips@providence.edu

Texas State University-San Marcos dd05@txstate.edu

UCLA thies@polisci.ucla.edu

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana globalstudies@illinois.edu

University of Minnesota edavidh@umn.edu

University of Washington Bothell bkochis@u.washington.edu


National University of Singapore globalstudies@nus.edu.sg

  •        Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong lcto@hku.hk

Thailand charit.t@chula.ac.th,


Monash University Andy.Ruddock@monash.edu.

University of Technology, Sydney international@uts.edu.au



University of Gothenburg [2] erik.andersson@globalstudies.gu.se

University of Sussex e.dodds@sussex.ac.uk

New Delhi anandkumar@mail.jnu.ac.in