Childhood and Youth in India: Engagements with Modernity (Studies in Childhood and Youth), Fintan Sheerin, 9783031318191


This edited volume advances the conceptual framework of the ‘everyday urban’ tounpack the ways in which processes of modernity in India shape young subjects and, in so doing,centers the analytical categories of childhood and youth. In rejectingsimplistic binaries of agency, and teleological logics of development and modernity, the authorsfocus on the complex pathways of negotiation and conflict that mark the lives of young people across various historical and contemporary contexts in urban India. Chaptersare organized across two key themes: Shaping Modern Subjects and Being Modern Subjects, while spanning multiple disciplines including anthropology, history, sociology, disability studies, and psychology. Together, the contributions aim to advance the field of childhood and youth studies in South Asia and beyond.

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