This article aims to describe the ways in which the International Labour Organization (ILO) discursively constructs the youth as workers. To do this, a discourse analysis of the Global Empoyment Trends for Youth (GET) reports, published by the ILO from 2004 to 2014, was conducted. The results show six figures of subjectivity that construct the young workers in the TEM reports: a) the poor youth, b) the idle youth, c) the lost generation, d) the happy youth, e) the unfortunate youth, f) the distrust youth. According to the Governmentality approach, it can be seen how these ways of conceptualizing young workers correspond to neoliberal values. Its discussed how these figures of subjectivity correspond to Technologies of the Self, that allow conduct the conduct of youth in order to prescribe way of including young people into the labor market.
|Translated title of the contribution||The discursive construction of the youth as workers: A critical analysis of Global Employment Trends for Youth|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|