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"Key Concepts in Youth Studies is an engaging, concise reference book that critically addresses new work in a rapidly changing social science field....Focusing on discourses, categories, methods, and research with young people, the authors address how social and political changes enable and constrain youths' opportunities in a rapidly changing world. Although many of the examples are UK-based, this is a valuable contribution to the literature on youth studies globally, the field's changing research, and future challenges. Summing Up: Recommended.
A handy access point for students across disciplines to pinpoint contemporary areas of concern, debate and contestation within the field of youth studies. The book offers a timely focus on challenging social, cultural and economic issues as the youth agenda intensifies in its political relevance. The breadth of topics and further references material make this an invaluable aid to research and advanced study for both post and undergraduates.
Taps directly into current debates and developments in youth studies. It offers a succinct introduction to foundational concepts and issues such as the division between cultural and post-cultural approaches, as well as addressing more recent concerns, such as the idea that youth have become narcissistic. Comprehensive and accessible, this book provides an essential introduction to youth studies, guiding the reader towards an understanding of young people's lives in an increasingly complex, global, connected and also divided world.
An excellent starting point for students and researchers new to youth studies. Through a series of well researched and accessible chapters, Cieslik and Simpson introduce readers to key themes and issues in youth research, from foundational concepts through to contemporary debates on a diverse range of specific research topics. Informed by up to date scholarship and acknowledging throughout the ever changing and complex nature of young people's lives, this is essential reading for those wishing to gain an overview of this dynamic field of research.
A mini-encyclopedia of youth studies. A window to global culture through the eyes of young people. A helpful tool for the next generations of youth researchers.
Useful as a reference book, a study guide and an introductory primer, this clearly-written and well-organised text covers all the bases. For students of youth studies, this is one of the most accessible and useful introductory books on the market.
Studies on sociology of youth in Turkish is rare and most of them are case studies. There is no supplementary book to explain key concepts and enable instructors and student to have a holistic view regarding this area.
A very useful brief overview of youth studies for students at undergraduate level. It gives a first step in understanding youth and main consorts and issues that the area is facing
It had some very useful readings.
The module I coordinated last academic year was a relatively introductory course on the study of childhood, so a focus on youth was not appropriate at that stage. However, in re-designing the course, I may adopt the book as recommended reading for those students wishing to focus on the period of youth more specifically within childhood for their assignments.
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.
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