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Youth, The 'Underclass' and Social Exclusion - Robert Macdonald

Youth, The 'Underclass' and Social Exclusion

By: Robert Macdonald (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd October 1997
ISBN: 9780415158305
Number Of Pages: 244

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The idea that Britain, the US and other western societies are witnessing the rise of an underclass of people at the bottom of the social heap, structurally and culturally distinct from traditional patterns of decent' working-class life, has become increasingly popular in the 1990s. Anti-work, anti-social, and welfare dependent cultures are said to typify this new dangerous class' and dangerous youth' are taken as the prime subjects of underclass theories. Debates about the family and single-parenthood, about crime and about unemployment and welfare reforms have all become embroiled in underclass theories which, whilst highly controversial, have had remarkable influence on the politics and policies of governments in Britain and the US,
Youth, the Underclass' and Social Exclusion constitutes the first concerted attempt to grapple with the underclass idea in relation to contemporary youth. It focuses upon unemployment, training, the labour market, crime, homelessness, and parenting and will be essential reading for students of social policy, sociology and criminology.

Dangerous Youth and the Dangerous Class
Young People and the Labour Market
Is There an Emerging British Underclass? The Evidence from Youth Research
Underclassed or Undermined? Young People and Social Citizenship
Status Zero Youth and the 'Underclass': Some Considerations
The Formation of an Underclass or Disparate Processes of Social Exclusion? Evidence from Two Groupings of 'Vulnerable Youth'
Youth Homelessness and the 'Underclass'
'Destructing a Giro': A Critical and Ethnographic Study of the Youth 'Underclass'
The Black Magic Roundabout: Cyclical Transitions, Social Exclusion and Alternative Careers
Changing Their Ways: Youth Work and Underclass Theory
Youth, Social Exclusion and the Millenium
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ISBN: 9780415158305
ISBN-10: 0415158303
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 2nd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1