Development in low-income neighborhoods constitutes a major concern for elected representatives, citizens and community stakeholders. To guide public policy in this area, the CSTB seeks to gain a bettering understand of residents in these areas, especially young people in the 16–25 age group. In October 2014, Joëlle Bordet, researcher in the Economics and Social Sciences Department of the CSTB, and Philippe Gutton, psychoanalyst, published the book, “Adolescence et idéal démocratique: Accueillir les jeunes des quartiers populaires” [Adolescence and the democratic ideal: embracing young people in low-income neighborhoods]. With Yann Montrelay, director of Economics and Social Sciences at the CSTB, they invite you to a presentation and discussion of the book: October 17 at 6:30pm, Paris 16th district.
Faced with the current trend toward withdrawal and isolation experienced by youth in low-income neighborhoods, urban renewal projects aim to encourage change and social integration in cities and communities, and make them more open to the world. Multidisciplinary teams, researchers and educators are identifying promising lines of development for young people between ages 16 and 25. They hypothesize that knowing the dynamics of adolescence and implementing comprehensive urban policies will help young people to cope with today’s transformations, contribute to the democratic ideal, and avoid being confined to their current situation. The work of Joëlle Bordet, researcher at the CSTB, alongside psychoanalysts, anthropologists, and the action research of the international CSTB network “Youth, Social Inequality and Low-Income Neighborhoods” has proved instructive in these matters.
In October 2014, Joëlle Bordet and Philippe Gutton published the book, “Adolescence et idéal démocratique: Accueillir les jeunes des quartiers populaires”, released by Éditions In Press. It was written in collaboration with Serge Tisseron, psychoanalyst, and many participants in the “Youth, Social Inequality and Low-Income Neighborhoods” network.
An event is being held for the book release, with Yann Montrelay, director of Economics and Social Sciences at the CSTB, in attendance:
Friday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the CSTB
4, avenue du Recteur Poincaré, Paris 16th district
- Register by email to Laurence Dubois
“Youth, Social Inequality and Low-Income Neighborhoods” Action Research Network
Created in 2007 by Joëlle Bordet, researcher in the Economics and Social Sciences Department of the CSTB, this collective, multidisciplinary and international initiative brings together artists, researchers and educators. The network examines situations in which young people become aware of their views and aspirations through a dynamic international exchange.
To delve deeper into Adolescence and Democracy, you are also invited to the discussion organized by Éditions In Press, Revue Adolescence, and Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7):
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m.
at Hôpital des Diaconesses, Paris 12th district
- Adolescence and Democracy program
- Register with Chantal Cousin: +33 (0)6 08 00 39 17 – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Joëlle Bordet