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Youth and Society, Third Edition

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Now in its third edition, Youth and Society remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the sociology of youth. Led by an expert author team, the book takes a holistic approach to the concept of youth and provides an accessible yet authoritative overview of the field's key debates, research and theories. This new edition includes a new part, covering contemporary and emerging youth issues, and the thorough, multidisciplinary content is supported by the latest research. This title will also be available as an e-book in December 2012.

Author Biography

Rob White is a Professor of Criminology in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania.

Johanna Wyn is a Professor of Education and Director of the Youth Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theorising Youth
1. : Young people and social change
2. : Class inequality and community resources
3. : Constructing a public presence
Part 2: Social Divisions
4. : Gender and Sexuality
5. : Migrations and Ethnicities
6. : Indigenous youth and colonisation
7. : Rural geographies
Part 3: Social Institutions
8. : Youth Policy
9. : Family: relating and belonging
10. : Schooling Youth
11. : Working the multiple economies
Part 4: Social Identities
12. : Youth Identities and culture
13. : Youth in a networked age
14. : Well-being and Risk
Part 5: Social Issues
15. : Violence and Crime
16. : Climate change
17. : Complex lives

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