Join our Email List Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
Browse
Protest, Youth and Precariousness: The Unfinished Fight against Austerity in Portugal

View Table of Contents


Series
Volume 27

Protest, Culture & Society

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Protest, Youth and Precariousness

The Unfinished Fight against Austerity in Portugal

Edited by Renato Miguel Carmo and José Alberto Vasconcelos Simões

240 pages, 6 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-665-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (April 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-666-1 eBook


Hb View cartYour country: United States - Click here to remove geolocation   Buy the eBook! $29.95 Request a Review or Examination Copy (in Digital Format) Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®

Reviews

“By focusing on young people, Protest, Youth, and Precariousness investigates the collective reaction to the economic and financial crisis and the consequent austerity measures most governments have put in place to mitigate or to address it. It questions a precarization of employment that has been accelerated by the crisis and austerity measures. Although the book focuses on one case study, Portugal, the issues it deals with have a much larger scope of relevance, as they affect all European countries and societies.” • Simone Baglioni, Glasgow Caledonian University

Description

After over a decade of the austerity measures that followed the 2008 financial crisis—entailing severe, unpopular policies that have galvanized opposition and frayed social ties—what lies next for European societies? Portugal offers an interesting case for exploring this question, as a nation that was among the hardest hit by austerity and is now seeking a fresh path forward. This collection brings together sociologists, social movement specialists, political scientists, and other scholars to look specifically at how Portuguese youth have navigated this politically and economically difficult period, negotiating uncertain social circumstances as they channel their discontent into protest and collective action.

Renato Miguel Carmo is an Assistant Professor at ISCTE–University Institute of Lisbon and Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-ISCTE).

José Alberto Vasconcelos Simões holds a PhD in Sociology from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH), where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology as well as a researcher at the university’s Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences (CICS.NOVA).

Subject: Sociology Political and Economic Anthropology History (General)
Area: Europe Southern Europe


Contents