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Understanding Youth In Late Modernity

Understanding Youth In Late Modernity
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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. This relationship between the political and the academic is then explored through a detailed examination of contemporary debates about youth, in areas such as; transitions, education, crime policy and criminology, consumption and youth culture. From this analysis the book is able to show how the youth question in late modernity is being shaped. This important text includes: a historical overview of the making of modern youth, identifying major changes that took place over three centuries; examples of how political and academic responses construct youth as a social problem; and, an evaluation of the impact of social change in late modernity on our understanding of the youth question and the everyday lives of the young. The book concludes by suggesting that in contemporary understandings of the youth question significant differences exist between the political and the academic.
McGraw-Hill Education; April 2007
215 pages; ISBN 9780335229741
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