Imagining Youth Futures

University Students in Post-Truth Times

  • Rosalyn Black
  • Lucas Walsh

Part of the Perspectives on Children and Young People book series (PCYP, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 13-34
  4. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 35-55
  5. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 57-75
  6. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 77-94
  7. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 95-113
  8. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 115-133
  9. Rosalyn Black, Lucas Walsh
    Pages 135-153

About this book


This book offers a much-needed analysis of how young people understand and navigate their lives as workers, family members and political actors in an era of uncertainty, Brexit and Trump. Drawing on the latest and most seminal international research and the unique stories of 30 young university students from Australia, France and Britain, it explores the nature of higher education and post-education trajectories for young people facing a ‘post-truth’ world in which opportunities for home ownership, work security and the formation of committed relationships have been thoroughly eroded. It also presents a timely reflection on young people’s hopes and concerns in the wake of global political upheaval, demographic change, financial crises, labour market uncertainties and unprecedented human mobility. Imagining Youth Futures makes a unique contribution to the fields of youth studies, transitions to university, and contemporary youth patterns in the areas of work, family, politics and mobility.


Youth Citizenship in Uncertain Times Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity Future Hopes in Uncertain Times Youth Citizenship in the Post-truth Era Youth Labour Market Participation Youth Futures and Workforce Precarity Youth Citizenship in the Era of Far-right Politics Youth Citizenship in the Trump Era Youth Citizenship after Brexit Cultural Citizenship in an Age of Uncertainty Higher education in an Era of Global Uncertainty Post-education Trajectories in Uncertain Times Dimensions of Citizenship in Changing Times Citizenship in the Era of Austerity Youth Citizenship in the Digital Era Higher Education and the Politics of Hope Global Labour Markets and Credential Inflation Youth Citizenship and Resurgent Nationalism Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity VUCA

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosalyn Black
    • 1
  • Lucas Walsh
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationMonash University ClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6759-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6760-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-2977
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-2985
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