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Youth, Young Adulthood and Society


About the Series

The Youth, Young Adulthood and Society series approaches youth as a distinct area, bringing together social scientists from many disciplines to present cutting-edge research monographs and collections on young people in societies around the world today. The books present original, exciting research, with strongly theoretically- and empirically-grounded analysis, advancing the field of youth studies. Originally set up and edited by Andy Furlong, the series presents interdisciplinary and truly international, comparative research monographs.

Contacts for the series:

Professor Tracy Shildrick: Tracy.Shildrick@newcastle.ac.uk

Professor John Goodwin: jdg3@le.ac.uk

Professor Henrietta O'Connor: hso1@le.ac.uk

Emily Briggs at Routledge: emily.briggs@tandf.co.uk

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Rethinking Young People’s Marginalisation: Beyond neo-Liberal Futures?

Rethinking Young People’s Marginalisation: Beyond neo-Liberal Futures?

Forthcoming

Peter Kelly, Perri Campbell, Luke Howie
November 01, 2018

In the 21st century myriad earth systems – atmospheric systems, ocean systems, land systems, neo-Liberal capitalism – are in crisis. These crises are deeply related. Taking diverse and multiple forms, they have diverse and multiple consequences and are evidenced in such things as war, everyday...

Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

Forthcoming

Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson, Signe Ravn
September 17, 2018

Young people’s lives continue to be the topic of public scrutiny and recurring ‘moral panics’. Smoking cannabis, speeding, and engaging in street-level fights are depicted as activities based on ‘poor choices’ or simple hedonism, putting young people’s futures at risk. Based on comprehensive,...

Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Adults Understanding Young People

Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Adults Understanding Young People

Liam Grealy, Catherine Driscoll, Anna Hickey-Moody
July 02, 2018

How do adults understand youth? How do their conceptions inform interventions into young lives or involve young people’s experiences? This volume tackles these questions by exploring adults’ ideas about youth. Specifically, Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience examines the four titular...

Body Work: Youth, Gender and Health

Body Work: Youth, Gender and Health

Julia Coffey
May 18, 2018

The rise of the health, beauty and fitness industries in recent years has led to an increased focus on the body. Body image, gender and health are issues of long-standing concern in sociology and in youth studies, but a theoretical and empirical focus on the body has been largely missing from this...

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession: Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession: Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

Sarah Irwin, Ann Nilsen
April 24, 2018

Long-running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and...

The Subcultural Imagination: Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures

The Subcultural Imagination: Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures

Shane Blackman, Michelle Kempson
March 09, 2018

The Subcultural Imagination discusses young adults in subcultures and examines how sociologists use qualitative research methods to study them. Through the application of the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the development of theory-reflexive ethnography, this book analyses the experiences of young...

Spaces of Youth: Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

Spaces of Youth: Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

David Farrugia
December 12, 2017

Contemporary young people are situated within a complex and disorienting set of social changes that are reshaping how youth is constructed, governed and experienced across the globe. Historically, it has been taken for granted that youth primarily concerns time, especially with regards to personal...

Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future

Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future

Andy Furlong, John Goodwin, Henrietta O'Connor, Sarah Hadfield, Stuart Hall, Kevin Lowden, Réka Plugor
October 10, 2017

Levels of suffering among young people have always been much higher than governments suggest. Indeed, policies aimed at young workers have often been framed in ways that help secure conformity to a new employment landscape in which traditional securities have been progressively removed....

Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex: Intimate Relationships and Gendered Subjectivities

Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex: Intimate Relationships and Gendered Subjectivities

Juliet Watson
October 03, 2017

Survival sex, commonly understood to be the exchange of sex for material support, is a practice that is associated with young homeless women. However, such a narrow definition of survival sex fails to recognise the multiple, complex, and coexisting motivations of young homeless women for engaging...

Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles

Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles

Steven Threadgold
September 18, 2017

The concept of everyday struggles can enliven our understanding of the lives of young people and how social class is made and remade. This book invokes a Bourdieusian spirit to think about the ways young people are pushed and pulled by the normative demands directed at them from an early age,...

Young Migrant Identities: Creativity and Masculinity

Young Migrant Identities: Creativity and Masculinity

Sherene Idriss
July 27, 2017

In this day and age, much has been discussed as to what it means ‘to be an Arab’. However, this enlightening volume seeks instead to invite us deeper into young Arab–Australian men’s lives as we explore their vocational aspirations and working experiences within highly racialised and hierarchical...

Muslim Youth in the Diaspora: Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture

Muslim Youth in the Diaspora: Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture

Pam Nilan
February 24, 2017

In a world where the term Islam is ever-increasingly an inaccurate and insensitive synonym for terrorism, it is unsurprising that many Muslim youth in the West struggle for a viable sense of identity. This book takes up the hotly-debated issue of Muslim youth identity in western countries from the...

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