Matthias Schwartz, Heike Winkel (ed./eds.)

Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context

Palgrave Mcmillan, London et al. 2016, 374 pages
ISBN 978-1-137-38512-3

This volume examines contemporary Eastern European youth cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective, investigating how the radical changes resulting from the demise of state Socialisms and concurrent increased globalization processes have resulted in huge challenges for young people and a reimagining of youth itself.

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Media Response

01 May 2018
Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context. Ed. by Matthias Schwartz / Heike Winkel

Review by Alla A. Sal’nikova, in: Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, 2017 (4)

13 Oct 2016
Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context

Review by Olena Nikolayenko, in: Canadian Slavonic Papers, 58:4 (2016) (fee required)

"...the volume makes a significant contribution to the literature by unpacking the diversity of the experiences of youth in Eastern Europe. The authors analyze a wealth of empirical data derived from in-depth interviews, participant observation, and online sources and provide a nuanced discussion of cultural practices of contemporary youth. This volume will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, and political scientists who study the multifaceted effects of globalization on youth development."