Understanding Youth in Late Modernity

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Apr 1, 2007 - Education - 215 pages
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This illuminating new book embeds our understanding of the youth question within a historical context. It shows how the ideas of past political action, in conjunction with the diverse paradigms of social science disciplines, have shaped modern conceptions of the youth question.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Outline of the book
3
Chapter 1 The making of modern youth
6
The discovery of adolescence
24
Chapter 3 Social science and the politicisation of the youth question
41
Chapter 4 Youth transitions in the age of uncertainty
59
Chapter 5 Youth education and the politics of inclusion
78
Chapter 6 Threatening youth and risky futures
97
Chapter 7 The marketisation and commodification of youth
115
Chapter 8 Youth culture and the growth of the risktaking generation
133
Chapter 9 The changing nature of youth in late modernity?
151
Notes
166
References
168
Index
191
Back cover
204
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