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Youth in Society : Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice - Jeremy Roche

Youth in Society

Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice

By: Jeremy Roche (Editor), Stan Tucker (Editor), Ronny Flynn (Editor), Rachel Thomson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781412900249
Number Of Pages: 288

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'The book is a useful student text that offers a wide range of well informed perspectives on the position of young people in society today. It has built on its successful first edition and should provide a useful springboard to further study'

- Scolag Legal Journal

'This resource will be very helpful to all those already working with children and young people and essential for those who are currently learning about how to work with children and young people'- Gill Frances, Director Children's Development National Children's Bureau

Are the recent policy initiatives aimed at improving life chances for young people working? Have they affected those most in need? How can young people be given more of a voice in policy making?

The new edition of this bestselling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the policy developments affecting young people in today's society, covering the areas of education and training, work, youth justice, residential care and child protection. It brings together a wide-ranging series of readings written by leading experts, to encourage those working with young people, or training to do so, to critically reflect on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of their work.

The themes and issues addressed in this book include: citizenship, participation and empowerment; social difference and social identity; images of youth; young people and the politics of service provision; and working with young people in different contexts.

This new edition has been revised in order to bring it up-to-date on contemporary policy, law and practice changes and developments. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this accessible text will be invaluable reading for students taking courses in youth and social work, social policy, youth and criminal justice and the sociology of youth.

Youth in Society is a set book for the Open University courses K201, Working With Young People and K268, Social Work with Young People.

Introduction to the Second Edition
The Making and Moulding of Modern Youth
A Short History
Representations of the Young
Worlds Apart
Young People's Aspirations in a Changing Europe
'Pale Shadows'
Racism, Masculinity and Multiculture
Children's Rights
Participation and Dialogue
Citizens or What?
Racial Formations of Youth in Late 20th Century England
Young People and Political Participation
Youth Working
Professional Identities Given, Received or Contested?
Welfare Services for Young People
Better Connections?
Education and Training Provision for Young People
A New Era?
Beyond Bricks and Mortar
In and Out of Work? The Changing Fortunes of Young People in Contemporary Labour Markets
Youth Justice
Responsibilisation and Rights
Youth Cultures and Sub-Cultures
Black Adolescent Identity and the Inadequacies of Western Psychology
Technologies of the Self
Constructing a Way of Life
Friends and Lovers
Young People and Family Life
Apocalypse Now or Business as Usual?
Young Disabled People
The Mistreatment of Young People
The Dilemmas of Intervention
You're the Last Person I'd Talk To
Working with Young People in Residential Settings
The Management of Growing Up
Youth Work in Community Settings
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ISBN: 9781412900249
ISBN-10: 1412900247
Series: Published in Association with The Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised