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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.
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
Preface Acknowledgements 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 Bibliography