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  • Urban Nightscapesby Paul Chatterton; Robert Hollands

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    In many western cities, urban nightlife is experiencing a 'McDonaldisation', where big branded names are taking over large parts of downtown areas, leaving consumers with an increasingly standardised experience. This book takes a new look at this rapidly changing aspect of urban life, examining the relationships between young adults, nightlife and... more...

  • Wannabes, Goths, and Christiansby Amy C. Wilkins

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    On college campuses and in high school halls, being white means being boring. Since whiteness is the mainstream, white kids lack a cultural identity that?s exotic or worth flaunting. To remedy this, countless white youths across the country are now joining more outré subcultures like the Black- and Puerto Rican?dominated hip-hop scene, the glamorously... more...

  • Young, Free and Single?by Dr Sue Heath; Dr Elizabeth Cleaver

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 115.00

    In the context of the ongoing destandardization of young people's lives, this book explores changing patterns of household formation amongst contemporary 20-somethings and the implications of these changes for the ways in which they relate to friends, parents and partners. The book points to the growing polarization between the experiences of graduates... more...

  • Young Citizens in the Digital Ageby Brian D. Loader

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that... more...

  • Young People and Politics in the UKby David Marsh; Dr Therese O'Toole; Su Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    This book examines how young people understand and live politics, using innovative research methods. It treats age, class, gender and ethnicity as political 'lived experiences'. It concludes that young people are alienated, rather than apathetic, and that their interests and concerns are rarely addressed within mainstream political institutions. more...

  • Youth, Education and Riskby Peter Dwyer; Johanna Wyn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    Youth, Education and Risk: Facing the Future provides a provocative and valuable insight into how the dramatic social and economic changes of the last twenty years have affected the lives of Western youth. Covering young people's attitudes towards relationships and health, the authors provide a comprehensive perspective on young people in Western... more...