It's Time to Talk about Youth in the Middle East as The Precariat

In 2011, the year of the Arab uprisings, <em>The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class</em> by Guy Standing hit the bookstands. The concept precariat describes the condition of life and labour among educated urbanized youth in the twenty-first century more lucidly and persuasively than the...

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Published in:Middle East - Topics & Arguments
Main Author: Herrera, Linda
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2017
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Summary:In 2011, the year of the Arab uprisings, <em>The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class</em> by Guy Standing hit the bookstands. The concept precariat describes the condition of life and labour among educated urbanized youth in the twenty-first century more lucidly and persuasively than the key policy literature on the region, as exemplified in <em>The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality</em>. This paper argues that any meaningful conceptualization of youth in North Africa and West Asia going forward should incorporate the notion of precariat and the condition of precariousness.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/meta.2017.9.7061