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Rethinking Youth by Johanna Wyn, Rob White
  

Synopsis

Rethinking Youth by Johanna Wyn, Rob White

Young people grow up in varied circumstances with different priorities and perspectives. While youth does not exist as a single group we need to understand what is happening in young people's lives. Rethinking Youth challenges the conventional wisdoms surrounding the position and opportunities of young people today and provides a systematic overview of the major perspectives in youth studies.

Reviews

`Rethinking Youth should prove useful for practitioners as well as academic researchers. It was also a welcome change to see a detailed discussion of social relations around ethnicity. race and class from the perspective of Australian society, as well as the more usual and dominant focus on Britain and the USA' - Sociological Research Online

`This is a well written book which introduces several new theoretical ideas for the analysis of `youth
as a life stage. The authors promote refreshing ideas about how youth should be reconceptualized and how class should not be ignored in youth research. I think Wyn and White put forward a strong case for the reintroduction of class analysis into youth research and also for more consideration of the social processes which affect young people. I would suggest that the book should be read by anyone working in the youth field as there are some stimulating new ideas on how youth research can progress. Rethinking Youth will provide many readers with food for thought on how the ideas put forward by Wyn and White can be expanded upon and also incorporated into future empirical youth research projects

' - Journal of Youth Studies'


About the Author

Professor Johanna Wyn is Director of the Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th December 1996

Author

Johanna Wyn, Rob White

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
184 pages

Categories



Cultural studies

ISBN

9780761955221

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