Professor Zsuzsanna Millei gave a keynote presentation at The Child and Youth Studies Conference 2022. The topic of the presentation was
PRACTICING REFUSAL OF EXTREMIST PUBLIC DISCOURSES.
Research on global childhoods demonstrate well how the climate emergency, political extremism, and conflicts and wars affect children’s everyday life and actions. As the established world order – both natural and political – faces threats, there is a growing public support for far right, populist, and nationalist parties in Europe. The presentation begins to respond to the question: How can adults and professionals refuse the terms and emotions of extremist, populist and nationalist discourses to best support children and youth?