Both theoretically informed and empirically rich, Youth Urban Worlds explores how urban cultures affect political action amongst youth.
- Argues that urban cultures challenge the very meaning and contours of the political process
- Includes ethnographies, delving into the perspectives and knowledges of racialized youth, urban farmers, and "voluntary risk takers," like dumpster divers, building climbers, and student protestors
- Theorizes that aesthetics are an increasingly crucial form of political action in the contemporary urban setting and explains the impact of aesthetics on the political
- Examines the centrality of fun, warmth, aesthetics, and embodiment to these youth's experience of being in the world
- Explains how youth are able to practically and concretely impact the political process through the performance of risky and disruptive behavior