The burgeoning field of youth studies encompasses multiple viewpoints, presenting a confusing picture to novices and experts alike. This insightful text goes to the heart of the fundamental issues and debates that...Show More
The burgeoning field of youth studies encompasses multiple viewpoints, presenting a confusing picture to novices and experts alike. This insightful text goes to the heart of the fundamental issues and debates that characterize this developing field, giving readers a clearer understanding of its current progress and future prospects.
James Côté's lively, debate-focused overview of the underlying paradigms and theories in youth studies - drawn from the overlapping disciplines of sociology, psychology and cultural studies – functions both as an introduction to the area and as an exercise in critical thinking, putting its readers on the cutting-edge of the field. The chapters move from identifying the key 'threshold meta-concepts' that influence research, to showing readers how to critically evaluate key debates in areas that are central to students' lives, including education, work, family, technologies, youth culture, identity and politics.
Youth Studies is the ideal companion to youth-related degree programmes and to youth modules in sociology, social work, social policy, psychology and other related disciplines.
Gives clear guidance on the variety of debates across a wideranging field that is often difficult to navigate
Its lively, debatefocused approach will interest and engage students
Discusses issues and ideas students recognise and care about, including education, work, family, technology etc.
Puts students at the cuttingedge of the field by explaining hot topics and encouraging critical engagement with them
Written by an internationally renowned and widely respected academic in the field
PART I: THRESHOLD META-CONCEPTS AND THE CONTOURS OF YOUTH STUDIES
1. The Youth Question
2. Theoretical Approaches to the Youth Question
3. Seminal Debates in Youth Studies
PART II: THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFLUENCES STRUCTURING THE YOUTH PERIOD
4. Education and the Youth Period
5. Work and Changing Employment Opportunities
6. Family Life and Parental Influence
7. The Mediated World and Technological Influences
PART III: The Changing Experiences of the Youth Period
8. Youth Culture
9. Youth Identity Formation
10. Youth Social Identities
11. Youth Politics
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS: THE FUTURE OF YOUTH STUDIES
12. Youth Studies Coming of Age.
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