Aspirations of young adults in urban Asia: values, family, and identity

Mariske Westendorp (Editor), Désirée Remmert (Editor), Kenneth Finis (Editor)

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Comparing first-person ethnographic accounts of young people living, working, and creating relationships in cities across Asia, this volume explores their contemporary lives, pressures, ideals, and aspirations. Delving into topical issues such as education, social inequality, family pressures, changing values, precarious employment, and political discontent, the book explores how young people are pushing boundaries and imagining their future. In this way, they explore and create the identities of their local and global surroundings.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York ; Oxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781789208962
ISBN (Print)9781789208955
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAsian Anthropologies
PublisherBerghahn Books


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