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Rethinking Youth

Rethinking Youth

February 1997 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding the position and opportunities of young people today, Rethinking Youth offers a provocative critique of the mainstream conceptions of youth, the programs and strategies designed for "at-risk" young people, and policy development in youth affairs. The authors demonstrate how the concept of youth involves a tension between the social significance of age, which gives young people a common status, and the significance of other social divisions. Drawing upon studies from different societies, they examine debates surrounding youth and economy, youth development, youth subcultures, youth transitions, and youth marginalization. Rethinking Youth calls for a greater sensitivity to the complexities of youth, and greater emphasis on democracy and equality in dealing with the problems experienced by young people in a rapidly changing world. A thoughtful examination of todayÆs youth, Rethinking Youth is a relevant study for academics and students in family studies, social work, and sociology.

The Concept of Youth
Youth and Economy
Youth Development
Youth Subcultures
Youth Transitions
Youth Marginalization

Useful, provocative and refreshingly confrontational of the conventions and received wisdoms that are often promoted in relation to young people.

Mr Cris Mepham
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
December 4, 2014

A very clear, plain English book that explores different aspects of youth work.

Miss Caroline Mckeever
Health and Social Care, North West Regional College
September 26, 2014

Excellent text from Learning Matters, the activities provide an additional learning aid for students.

Miss Natalie Dowling
Institute of Eucation and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
February 20, 2013

This book will be an essential element in the reading list. It will enable students to get a thorough grounding in the issue of 'youth'.

Mrs Susan Skipper
Law Justice & Community Studies, East Lancashire Institute of HE at Blackburn
November 14, 2012

A fantastic book which would support trainee youth work students with their studies and beyond. Some really interesting discussions and current debates.

Mrs Alana Enoch
Education Studies and Social Inclusion, Trinity College Carmarthen
October 2, 2012

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