Young People, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life

Young People, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life


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Young People, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life by W. Mitchell

Social theorists have claimed that modern life is increasingly risky and uncertain and is profoundly effecting experiences of everyday-life and our sense of self. Drawing upon empirical and theoretical work of young people's risk-taking and leisure, this book examines such claims in detail. Indeed, young people interviewed tell their own stories of balancing the pleasures and anxieties of such everyday risks as drug-taking, prostitution, gang-life, aggressive driving, drinking and sex.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403901163
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

CARA AITCHISON is Reader in Leisure Policy and Cultural Theory at the University of Gloucestershire, UK
MAURA BANIM is Principal Lecturer in Fondation Studies at the University of Teesside, UK
ELIZABETH BURN is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at London Metropolitan University, UK
FRED CARTMEL is Senior Research Associate in the Youth, Education and Employment Research Unit, based at the University of Glasgow, UK
PAUL CRAWSHAW is Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside, UK
ANNE FOREMAN is Research Associate at the Centre for Public Policy, University of Northumbria, UK
KATE GILLEN is Director of Educational Development for County Durham and Tees Valley National Health Service Workforce Development Confederation, UK
ALISON GUY is Pyschology Subject Leader at Teesside University, UK
DEBORAH LUPTON is Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia
SIMON PRATT is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at London Metropolitan University, UK and also Teacher at State University of New York, USA
TAMARA SEABROOK is Researcher in the School of Health at the University of Bradford, UK
JOHN TULLOCH is Professor of Media Communication at Cardiff Unversity, Wales, and also Director of the Centre for Cultural Research into Risk, Charles Sturt University, Australia
REBECCA WATSON is Senior Lecturer in the School of Leisure and Sports Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

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