Non-Fiction Books:

Youth

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Youth

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Youth by Gill Jones
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This accessible book takes a fresh and original approach to the concept of youth, placing changes in the social construction of 'youth' within a more general story of the rise and fall of grand theory in social science. Gill Jones evaluates the current relevance of these wider social theories to understanding youth in late modernity in the light of key examples of empirical work on young people. Individual chapters are organized around the themes of action, identity, transition, inequality and dependence - conceptual themes which cross-cut young people's lives. The book considers the validity of youth as a social concept and examines ways of identifying what is specific to young people without resorting to seeing them as a homogeneous group defined by their age; in so doing, it uncovers notions which are erroneously attributed to young people. Youth represents a thought-provoking challenge to a new generation of social science students, youth researchers and practitioners to distance themselves from the politically- and emotively-charged issue of youth in contemporary society and move further towards re-theorizing the concept of youth in ways which are relevant to young people's lives today.

Author Biography

Gill Jones is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Keele University.
Release date NZ
January 9th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Polity Press
Pages
176
Series
Dimensions
141x222x23
ISBN-13
9780745640945
Product ID
3087207

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 595 Banana Points