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Louts and Legends : Male youth culture in an inner-city school - J. C. Walker

Louts and Legends

Male youth culture in an inner-city school

Paperback Published: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780043303924
Number Of Pages: 206

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For five years, Jim Walker followed the stories of four groups of young men, from their last years at an inner-city high school to their early twenties. Louts and Legends is a rich portrayal of their ways of life, their responses to school and teachers, and their experience of job-seeking, employment, unemployment, further education and training.

Louts and Legends presents a unique perspective on Australian culture, showing the problems, achievements, and social context of four distinct cultural styles: the macho 'Aussie' culture of the footballers; the competitive challenge of the Greeks; the 'nice guy' friendliness of the handballers; the artistic aspirations of the stigmatised three friends.

The interview and participant observation data gathered over a long period contains fresh insights on youth culture as well as moving individual stories. The findings in this book pose a challenge to educational and social policy, but they also offer realistic suggestions for teachers, youth workers, parents and for other young people.

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Notes on the text

Preface


PART I: INTRODUCTION

1. Youth culture: a case study

PART II: MALE YOUTH CULTURE IN AN INNER-CITY SCHOOL

2. The competitors

3. Australians too

4. The ways men act

5. Winners and losers

PART III: CONCLUSION

6. Youth culture, education and social policy

Appendix: Researchers and subjects

Lexicon of cultural terms

Notes

Bibliography

Index

ISBN: 9780043303924
ISBN-10: 0043303927
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1