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Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles

Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles (Paperback)

By Threadgold, Steven

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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, whilst they reflexively understand that allegedly available incentives for making the `right' choices and working hard - financial and familial security, social status and job satisfaction - are a declining prospect. In Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles, the figures of those classed as 'hipsters' and 'bogans' are used to analyse how representation works to form a symbolic and moral economy that produces and polices fuzzy class boundaries. Further to this, the practices of young people around DIY cultures are analysed to illustrate struggles to create a satisfying and meaningful existence while negotiating between study, work and creative passions. By thinking through different modalities of struggles, which revolve around meaning making and identity, creativity and authenticity, Threadgold brings Bourdieu's sociological practice together with theories of affect, emotion, morals and values to broaden our understanding of how young people make choices, adapt, strategise, succeed, fail and make do. Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, of fields including: Youth Studies, Class and Inequality, Work and Careers, Subcultures, Media and Creative Industries, Social Theory and Bourdieusian Theory.
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ISBN 9780367354893
Released NZ 24 May 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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ISBN-13 9780367354893
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 24 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Threadgold, Steven
Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
Category Cultural Studies
Social Classes
Social Groups: Adolescents
Social Issues
Number of Pages 246
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 305.235
Weight 481g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education