Key Concepts in Youth Studies
- Mark Cieslik - University of Northumbria, UK
- Donald Simpson - Teesside University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Mark Cieslik and Donald Simpson here provide a concise and readily accessible introduction to the interdisciplinary field of youth studies. Drawing upon the latest research and developments in the field, as well as discussing the fundamental ideas underlying the discipline as a whole, it offers a comprehensive yet unpacked understanding of youth as a social phenomenon.
Illuminating the many abstract and contested concepts within youth studies, the book offers explanations to questions such as:
- How might we define youth?
- How can we understand young people in relation to their social identities and practices?
- What is the relationship between youth and social class?
- How do youth cultures develop?
- How can we understand youth in a globalized perspective?
Key Concepts in Youth Studies stands out as a natural companion for students on youth studies, sociology, criminology and social science programmes. It will also be useful for youth practitioners such as social workers and teachers.
This is a good starting point for any student wishing to progress into youth studies or youth work. It lays out the key concepts in a very user friendly way and provides students with basis to extend their knowledge into youth culture and sociological perspectives of youth.
An excellent book to introduce students to relevant and important concepts in sociology, containing information they can go on to further explore in more depth.
An excellent summary of key concepts in youth studies.
Excellent for foundation dereee students with clear and concise concepts that are easy to grasp.
A book felt ideal for supplementing an 'all-round' understanding of key issues in the study of work with Children and Young People.
A very accessible text through the short chapters and supporting references for further reading allow for more in depth consideration.
The book covers the core themes along with a modern analysis of the global and social media influences impacting on young people.
Very useful and clear as teaching material and basic reading for module.
Helpful to understand those key terms and phrases that can often make a subject more confusing than it needs to be.
This is an essential book for all youth workers in training as it is so accessible to all
This book provides an essential topics to youth studies, written in a plain and easy to follow language. I have recommended the book to members in the department of adult education and youth development within the university to consider and ensuring that the library orders copies of this book.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Key Concepts in Youth Studies: Introduction
Key Concepts in Youth Studies: Young People, Divisions and Inequality