Learning to be political: a comparative case study of young people in the Greek, Palestinian and Jewish diasporas

Authors: Elizabeth Mavroudi*, Loughborough University
Topics: Migration, Political Geography
Keywords: Diaspora, politics, identity, belonging
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, Marriott, Lobby Level
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This paper will focus on the ways in which young people in diaspora actively negotiate diasporic identities and ways to be political. Drawing on qualitative research as part of a Leverhulme funded fellowship, it will explore the lifeworlds, practices and politics of young people aged 11-18 within the Greek, Palestinian and Jewish diasporas in the Midlands region of the UK. This paper will draw out the ways in which politicisation forms part of their everyday lives and what it means to them to engage with multiple national identities and citizenship.

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