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Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood

New perspectives and agendas

Edited by: Andy Furlong

Print publication date:  February  2009
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415445405
eBook ISBN: 9780203881965
Adobe ISBN: 9781134065356

10.4324/9780203881965
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The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. Changes in education and the labour market have led to an increased complexity of the youth phase and to an overall protraction in dependency and transitions.

Written by leading academics from several countries, this Handbook introduces up to date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides an authoritative and multi-disciplinary overview of a field of study that offers unique insight on social change in advanced societies and is aimed at academics, students, researchers and policy-makers.

The Handbook introduces some of the key theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research – from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime whilst discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people. This work introduces readers to some of the most important work in the field while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Youth transitions in an age of uncertainty Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Socio-economic reproduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Youth and generation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Models of navigation and life management Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The emergence of 'emerging adulthood' Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Social class, youth and young adulthood in the context of a shifting global economy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  New masculinities and femininities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Young people, 'race' and ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Young people and social capital Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Disability, exclusion and transition to adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Young refugees Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Educating for late modernity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Explaining cross-national differences in education-to-work transitions Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Young people's subjective orientations to education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mass higher education Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Vocationalism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Keeping kids on track to a successful adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Changing experiences of work Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Youth unemployment and marginalization Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Precarious work Download PDF
Chapter  21:  NEETs, freeters and flexibility Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The stratification of youth employment in contemporary China Download PDF
Chapter  23:  What makes a young entrepreneur? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Leaving the parental home in young adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Young, free and single? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intergenerational support during the transition to adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Early childbearing in the new era of delayed adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Homeless youth and the transition to adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Leisure activities, place and identity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Young adults and the night-time economy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Young people and consumption Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Spectacular soundtracks Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Youth people, drugs and alcohol consumption Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Spectacular youth? Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The experience of youth in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Young people's civic engagement and political development Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Young people, politics and citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Youth and trade unionism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  'Riots' or 'urban disorders'? Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Young people and armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Health in youth Download PDF
Chapter  42:  HIV and AIDS, STIs and sexual health among young people Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Progress, culture and young people's wellbeing Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Health-related behaviours in context Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Youth-identity studies Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Values and related beliefs Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The influence of aspirations on educational and occupational outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Generation Y, flexible capitalism and new work ethics Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Understanding the sexual lives of young people Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Religiosity in the lives of youth Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Juvenile delinquency and desistance Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Young people and anti-social behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Youth in a world of gangs Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Young people, crime and justice Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Youth and punishment Download PDF
Indexes Download PDF
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