Three notes on a political economy of youth

Kelly, P 2018, 'Three notes on a political economy of youth', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1283-1304.


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Title Three notes on a political economy of youth
Author(s) Kelly, P
Year 2018
Journal name Journal of Youth Studies
Volume number 21
Issue number 10
Start page 1283
End page 1304
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The paper seeks to makes a contribution to a recent debate in the Journal about what a political economy of youth might look like. The paper will take up aspects of Sukarieh and Tannocks [2016. On the political economy of youth: a comment. Journal of Youth Studies 19 (9): 12811289] response to the initial contributions by Côté [2014. Towards a New Political Economy of Youth. Journal of Youth Studies 17 (4): 527543, 2016. A New Political Economy of Youth Reprised: Rejoinder to France and Threadgold. Journal of Youth Studies.] And France and Threadgold [2015. Youth and Political Economy: Towards a Bourdieusian Approach. Journal of Youth Studies], and will take the form of three notes: Capitalism: From the first industrial revolution to the third industrial revolution; Youth as an artefact of governmentalised expertise; The agency/structure problem in youth studies: Foucaults dispositif and post-human exceptionalism. These notes will suggest that twenty-first century capitalism is globalising, is largely neo-Liberal, and is being reconfigured in profound ways by the Anthropocene, bio-genetics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). A political economy of twenty-first century capitalism, let alone a political economy of young people, must be able to account for a capitalism that in many ways looks like the capitalism of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions, but which is at the same time profoundly different as it enters what has often been described as the Third Industrial Revolution. It is these profound emergences that pose the greatest challenges for engaging with a political economy of youth
Subject Sociology of Education
Keyword(s) governmentality
Political economy of youth
structure and agency
Third Industrial Revolution
youth studies
DOI - identifier 10.1080/13676261.2018.1463432
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ISSN 1367-6261
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