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Youth in Context
Frameworks, Settings and Encounters

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May 2007 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The lives of young people in the UK, as elsewhere in the world, have changed in dramatic ways in recent years. Important changes have taken place in the social structures and processes shaping young people's lives, including changes in schooling and in higher education, the loss of the traditional youth labour market, and shifts in the nature of family and intimate relationships. This text addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualisations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people's lives in the contemporary period.

Key Features:

  • Introduces the key perspectives, identities and practices involved in understanding youth
  • Offers a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to young people's lives
  • Draws upon rich biographical case studies of young people, emphasising young people's own voices
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of youth in the late modernity
  • Presents a clear and accessible approach to complex issues.

This invaluable book will be essential reading for students and practitioners concerned with youth and youth work, and of particular relevance for those on undergraduate across a range of social science and education courses who seek to understand youth in changing times.


 
PART : FRAMEWORKS
Andy Rixon
Practitioners
Danielle Turney
Practice
Heather Montgomery
Participation
 
PART 2: SETTINGS
Sheila Henderson
Neighbourhood
Mary Jane Kehily
Education
Helen Evans
Institutions
 
PART 3: ENCOUNTERS
Claire Smith, Wendy Stainton Rogers and Stan Tucker
Risk
Andy Rixon
Safeguarding
Jean Spence
Supporting

The combination of theory and practice in this text is particularly useful and welcomed. This text is idea for students embarking on youth and community work courses and related fields.

The contributions from many leaders in the field make this a valuable text.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
January 5, 2015

The combination of theory and practice in this text is particularly useful and welcomed. This text is idea for students embraking on youth and community work courses and related fields.

The contributions from many leaders in the field make this a valuable text.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
January 5, 2015

A high quality and relevant text for students on a range of courses focused on working with children and young people.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
September 7, 2014

A great text which allows expoloration of young people and their experiences. It allows practitioners to support their understanding with key frameworks and also supports application to setting!

Mrs Laura Cochrane
Health and Care, Middlesbrough College
March 4, 2014

as a means of understanding a young person and their roles in both the school and community this is a helpful book

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
February 14, 2013

It is a suitable book if you go into youth work

Mrs Maria Johnson
Community Learning Service, North East Lincolnshire Council
July 11, 2012

Now adopted as a essential text, it provides an clear, illustrated and interactive way for community youth students to understanding the context in which they practice in modern society.

Mr ALASTAIR SCOTT-MCKINLEY
Community Youth Work, Ulster University
July 16, 2011

useful case studies and exercises for taught sessions and self-directed study.

Mrs Wendy Bannerman
Childhood and Youth, Northampton University
January 5, 2010

A book I will strongly recommend students to get.

Ms Mairead Barry
Dept of Excercise, Waterford Institute of Technology
December 3, 2009

I think the thematic approach works well for this publication

Dr Eleanor Peters
Law , Edge Hill University
October 27, 2009

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