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No Space of their Own : Young People and Social Control in Australia - Rob White

No Space of their Own

Young People and Social Control in Australia

By: Rob White

Paperback Published: 9th April 1990
ISBN: 9780521377782
Number Of Pages: 252

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This book was first published in 1990. In Australia, as in other Western societies, young people are facing a crisis. Structural changes in the economy have fundamentally altered the transition from child to adult. Many young people must choose between exploited labour and crime. Rob White cuts through the political rhetoric and media images of young people, and exposes the underlying trends of society's response to the 'youth problem'. He shows how well-meaning programmes intended to 'help' young people in fact serve as agents of social control, reducing and regulating the space they can occupy. All around Australia, governments are treating the symptoms but ignoring the causes. The school system, training programmes, youth workers, campaigns against drug abuse and crime - all exert pressure on young people to conform to the demands of a society in which they have no say.

Figures and tables
Youth Policy and the New Vocationalism: The Adolescent Generation and the State
Young people and policy: priority one?
Skills, youth training and a reconstructed Australia
Back to school and minimalist education
Youth Crime, Moral Panics and Public Order: Media Images, the 'Youth Problem' and Social Regulation
Car theft and the crime of no space
Young people, law and the street
Youth services and the role of 'soft cops'
Conclusion: control, space and rebellion
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ISBN: 9780521377782
ISBN-10: 0521377781
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 9th April 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.37