Young People Making a Life

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 15, 2009 - Social Science - 256 pages
This book explores the challenge of making a life: finding meaning, livelihood and social connectedness. Drawing on research with young people, the analysis goes beyond traditional treatment of youth issues or problems, providing discussion of topics like young peoples learning and work, their creativity, wellbeing and active citizenship.

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Introduction
1
Global Local Rural
6
Making a Life in Myrtle Vale
26
Copyright

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ANI WIERENGA is a Research Fellow at the Australian Youth Research Centre, the University of Melbourne, Australia. As a youth-worker and sociologist, she is interested in understanding the social conditions which support young lives in a time of rapid social change, in strengthening connections between young people and their communities, and exploring the power of story.

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