Imagining Youth Futures: University Students in Post-Truth Times

Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh

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This book offers an analysis of how young people understand and navigate their lives as workers, family members and political actors in an era of uncertainty, Brexit and Trump. Drawing on the latest and most seminal international research and the unique stories of 30 young university students from Australia, France and Britain, it explores the nature of higher education and post-education trajectories for young people facing a ‘post-truth’ world in which opportunities for home ownership, work security and the formation of committed relationships have been thoroughly eroded. It also presents a timely reflection on young people’s hopes and concerns in the wake of global political upheaval, demographic change, financial crises, labour market uncertainties and unprecedented human mobility. Imagining Youth Futures makes a unique contribution to the fields of youth studies, transitions to university, and contemporary youth patterns in the areas of work, family, politics and mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages153
ISBN (Electronic)9789811367601
ISBN (Print)9789811367595
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Children and Young People
ISSN (Print)2365-2977
ISSN (Electronic)2365-2985


  • Youth citizenship
  • Youth studies
  • Sociology of youth
  • Young people and politics
  • Youth employment
  • higher education
  • university
  • Youth mobility
  • Homo promtus
  • Hope
  • Precarity of work
  • Families and young people
  • Post-truth

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