Introduction: Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational, Intersectional and Everyday

Jeff Hearn, Tamara Shefer, Kopano Ratele, Floretta Boonzaier

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Researchers of South African history of youth and gender, race, sexuality have scarcely given attention to the earliest past of the territory, specifically to the Khoisan, the Bantu-speaking groups and their interactions. The collaborative project incorporated qualitative studies in which researchers in both countries engaged in fieldwork. The main objective of the project was to bring together researchers and activists working with young people on issues of gender, race, class and sexuality. Salla Peltonen and Katarina Jungar, from a global Northern context, equally point to political dangers of educational interventions and public pedagogical practices that may not always be aware of their political effect. The value, opportunities and challenges of transnational research on and with young people is considered. In designing and framing research projects, a number of distinctions can be made between multi-nation research, international research, comparative research, cross-cultural research and transnational research. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis
Subtitle of host publicationTransnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race
EditorsTamara Shefer, Jeff Hearn, Kopano Ratele, Floretta Boonzaler
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781351982184, 9781315270470
ISBN (Print)9781138283008, 9780367589592
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education


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