Resistant Identities

Culture and Politics Among Kuwaiti Youth

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The present paper investigates the role of youth in contemporary Kuwait, and how their diverse resistance strategies contest and challenge dominant cultural and political paradigms, affecting identity construction and social patterns. It examines the distance between the government and youth, and a growing crisis of representation through the analysis of three main areas of resistant practices enacted by youth, seemingly interdependent and possibly overlapping: political mobilization, political radicalization and civic engagement. Political mobilization concerns the protests staged in Kuwait mainly in 2012; political radicalization examines political violence and terrorist episodes, while civic engagement investigates examples from an invigorated civil society. The article investigates and addresses youth practices employing classic and alternative social movements literature developed in Latin America and the Middle East, together with original ethnographic data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouths in Challenging Situations
Subtitle of host publicationInternational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsCharalambos Tsekeris, Lily Stylianoudi
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter7
Pages178-204
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameContemporary Issues in Social Science
PublisherRoutledge

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Buscemi, E. (2018). Resistant Identities: Culture and Politics Among Kuwaiti Youth. In C. Tsekeris, & L. Stylianoudi (Eds.), Youths in Challenging Situations : International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 178-204). (Contemporary Issues in Social Science). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Buscemi, Emanuela. / Resistant Identities : Culture and Politics Among Kuwaiti Youth. Youths in Challenging Situations : International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. editor / Charalambos Tsekeris ; Lily Stylianoudi. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. pp. 178-204 (Contemporary Issues in Social Science).
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Buscemi, E 2018, Resistant Identities: Culture and Politics Among Kuwaiti Youth. in C Tsekeris & L Stylianoudi (eds), Youths in Challenging Situations : International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Contemporary Issues in Social Science, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 178-204.

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Youths in Challenging Situations : International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. ed. / Charalambos Tsekeris; Lily Stylianoudi. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. p. 178-204 (Contemporary Issues in Social Science).

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Buscemi E. Resistant Identities: Culture and Politics Among Kuwaiti Youth. In Tsekeris C, Stylianoudi L, editors, Youths in Challenging Situations : International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 2018. p. 178-204. (Contemporary Issues in Social Science).