Youth and Society: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Youth Experience / Edition 2

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Youth and Society is a comprehensive textbook that provides an in-depth overview and critical discussion of key issues, research, and theoretical developments in the sociology of youth. Providing a broad sociological understanding of 'youth in society,' the book examines the experiences and concerns of young people across a variety of institutions including the family, school, work and employment, and criminal justice. Current research on the circumstances of young people in Australia is examined critically and compared to similar studies conducted internationally. Written especially for undergraduate students of sociology, education, youth work, social work, criminology and community studies. Youth and Society is the most informed and up-to-date textbook that evaluates and explores the issues affecting young people today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195551334
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Tasmania

University of Melbourne

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Table of Contents

List of figures, tables, and charts
Pt. I Social divisions
1 Class inequality and community resources 3
2 Gender, sexuality, and social difference 20
3 Race, ethnicity, and the other 36
4 Rural geographies 58
Pt. II Social institutions
5 For my own good : state policy 81
6 A place to call home : the family 102
7 Making education count : the school 120
8 Doing bad : juvenile justice 138
Pt. III Social identities
9 Working the multiple economies 163
10 Youth identity and culture 184
11 Defining well-being and health 203
12 Constructing a public presence 219
References 242
Index 269
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