Year

2023

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Law

Abstract

This thesis seeks to provide an account of the construction of the youth legal activist. That is, the critical frameworks that surround youth legal activists. It is an examination of the construction of youth identity, particularly in the context of their legal identity; namely the way that they comprehend issues of justice and interpret the law. The thesis explores the development of knowledge as a catalyst for social identity changes, individual participation, and collective action. Ultimately, it asserts that popular literature is a source of and mechanism for understanding activist identity construction, individual participation, and collective action.

To achieve this, I ask:

How does popular literature catalyse legal activism and contribute to legal awareness in young adults through the provision of a critical framework?

FoR codes (2008)

1801 LAW, 2005 LITERARY STUDIES

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