Adulthood denied: youth dissatisfaction and the Arab Spring
Mulderig, M. Chloe
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This Issues in Brief discusses the role that youth played in “the Arab Spring” of 2011 in terms of the inability of young people to progress to adulthood following traditional cultural channels and rites of passage. M. Chloe Mulderig, a 2011 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow and Boston University doctoral candidate in anthropology who has done extensive field work in the Arab world, discusses the social, cultural, and market forces that have thrust much of a generation of Arab youth into a “liminal state of pre-adulthood” and the implications that has for the future of Arab countries.
This repository item contains a single issue of Issues in Brief, a series of policy briefs that began publishing in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
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