Youth and Society (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780190305185

Rob White; Johanna Wyn; Brady Robards
522 Pages
204 x 248 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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Youth and Society is the most accessible and comprehensive textbook on the sociology of youth. Now in its fourth edition, it has been significantly revised to reflect the latest research in an overview of key debates, research and theories of how young people fit into contemporary society.

Led by an expert author team, the new edition provides a comprehensive overview of youth studies. Using both Australian and global examples, the book takes a holistic approach to the concept of youth and how they shape their lives. The new edition comprises four new chapters: Chapter 2: Ways of Knowing, Chapter 6: Place and Mobilities, Chapter 13: Networked Youth and Social Media and Chapter 14: Chemical Cultures. New pedagogical features including key terms and case studies assist students in their learning and engagement.


Part 1: Theorising Youth
1: Young People and Social Change
2: Ways of Knowing
Part 2: Social Divisions
3: Gender and Sexuality
4: Class, Inequality and Community Resources
5: Indigenous Youth and Indigeneity
6: Place and Mobilities
Part 3: Social Institutions
7: Family and Belonging
8: Schooling Youth
9: Work in Precarious Economies
10: Juvenile Justice, Violence and Crime
11: Youth Policy and Active Citizenship
Part 4: Social Identities
12: Youth Identities and Cultures
13: Networked Youth and Social Media
14: Chemical Cultures
15: Wellbeing and Risk
16: Constructing a Public Presence
17: Complex Lives

About the author: 

Rob White is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania.; Johanna Wyn is a Professor and the Director of the Youth Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.; Brady Robards is a Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University.

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