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Youth in Context
Frameworks, Settings and Encounters

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April 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

I felt that this text was well contructed and met a great deal of the needs of my students studying on this module as it addressed a number of the issues relevant to today's young people and thos who work within that field. Because of this this is one of two books that I am recommending as essential reading for my students.

Mr Thomas Hawkins
Social Work , Cornwall College
October 23, 2009
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