Publisher description for Citizens in the present : youth civic engagement in the Americas / Maria de los Angeles Torres, Irene Rizzini, Norma del Rio.


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Although media coverage often portrays young people in urban areas as politically apathetic or disruptive, this book provides an antidote to such views through narratives of dedicated youth civic engagement and leadership in Chicago, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro. This innovative comparative study provides nuanced accounts of the personal experiences of young people who care deeply about their communities and are actively engaged in a variety of public issues. Drawing from extensive interviews and personal narratives from the young activists themselves, Citizens in the Present presents a vibrant portrait of a new, politically involved generation.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Youth -- Political activity.
Young volunteers.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence -- bisacsh
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Teenagers -- bisacsh