Waithood

  • Berghahn Books
  • 2021
  • Elektronisk medie
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  • English
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  • 9781789209006
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The concept of &quote;Waithood&quote; was developed by political scientist Diane Singerman to describe the expanding period of time between adolescence and full adulthood as young people wait to secure steady employment and marry. The contributors to this volume employ the waithood concept as a frame for richly detailed ethnographic studies of &quote;youth in waiting&quote; from a variety of world areas, including the Middle East Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S, revealing that whether voluntary or involuntary, the phenomenon of youth waithood necessitates a recognition of new gender and family roles.