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Macmillan Higher Education

Sociology, Youth and Youth Work Practice

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Palgrave

Pages: 240
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Working with Young People

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Paperback - 9780230237988

30 October 2012

$49.99

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Ebook - 9781137284969

24 September 2012

$39.99

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How can sociology inform our understanding of young people's experiences? Introducing core theories by drawing on a range of cultural resources - from pioneering research to genre-defining films - this book demonstrates how...

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How can sociology inform our understanding of young people's experiences? Introducing core theories by drawing on a range of cultural resources - from pioneering research to genre-defining films - this book demonstrates how a sociological imagination can enhance informal educational and social welfare approaches to work with young people.

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Course provision for the study of youth and community has grown steadily

Brings topic to life: studying sociology can be challenging but with its engaging features encourage readers to reflect on their practice, key research and even films, this book ensures that students see the relevance of the topic to the real world


New, discipline specific approach: the only book on the market which introduces the discipline of sociology to students of youth work and youth studies specifically

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Being Similar and Different: Young People and Social Difference
Being Social: Complying and Transgressing
Being Somewhere: Youth, Space and Place
Living in a World of Change and Constancy: Globalisation, Citizenship and Young People
Does Sociology Matter?.

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DR. SIMON BRADFORD is Reader in Social Science in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care and Director of the Centre for Youth Work Studies at Brunel University, UK. Prior to working at Brunel University, he worked for 13 years in residential social work and youth and community work. He has published widely in books and academic journals in the field of education, social policy and young people. He has worked as an external examiner at a number of other higher education institutions.

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DR. SIMON BRADFORD is Reader in Social Science in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care and Director of the Centre for Youth Work Studies at Brunel University, UK. Prior to working at Brunel University, he worked for 13 years in residential social work and youth and community work. He has published widely in books and academic journals in the field of education, social policy and young people. He has worked as an external examiner at a number of other higher education institutions.

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