Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 October 2020

192 Pages | Images, 5

ISBN: 9780190124519

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In Search of a Future

Youth, Aspiration, and Mobility in Nepal

Andrea Kölbel and Series edited by Meenakshi Thapan

Education and Society in South Asia

  • Mitigates the language of crisis, characteristic of recent scholarly and public debates about young people's capacity to forge a future
  • Calls attention to a group of young people who so far remain less visible in public and scholarly debates about educated youth, precisely because they were not involved in spectacular actions commonly associated with student politics and consumer-oriented youth subcultures
  • Offers new insights into the changing nature of higher education based on extensive field research carried out with non-elite university students in urban Nepal
  • Scrutinizes Western-inspired approaches prevalent in the scholarship on youth which equate agency with resistance and individuality and convincingly argues that young people may grow in power as they learn to fulfil social obligations and foster stronger relationship with other people

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