Synopses & Reviews
Youthful Solidarities brings new insights to the study of social movements and young people s lives, exploring how the practices of growing up are entangled with the practices young people s activism and building solidarity. The book is based on interviews with ninety former participants in the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London (1986 1990) and original archival research. The book questions contemporary debates surrounding protecting vulnerable young people and panics about radicalised youth . It theorizes solidarity and growing up as a social practice to provide a theoretically-informed, argument-led analysis of how youthful activists learnt to practice solidarity and the long-term impact on their subsequent lives.