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              Muslim Youth in the Diaspora: Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture

              Muslim Youth in the Diaspora: Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture (Paperback)

              By Nilan, Pam

              • RRP: $86.99
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              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 standpoint of popular culture. It proposes that in the context of Islamophobia and pervasive moral panic, young Muslims frame up their identity in relation to external conditions that only see `good' and `bad' Muslims, on both sides of the ideological fence between Islam and the West. Indeed, by attempting to break down the `good' versus `bad' Muslim dichotomy that largely derives from western media reports, as well as political commentary, Muslim Youth in the Diaspora: Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture will enlighten the reader. It illuminates the way in which diasporic Muslim youth engage with, and are affected by, the radical Islamist meta-narrative. It examines their popular culture and online activity, their gendered sense of self, and much more. This original book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in the fields of sociology, cultural studies and social anthropology. It offers a particular focus on Islam for research in youth studies, youth culture, political radicalisation and religious identity. It will also be relevant to the sector of youth and social work, where practitioners seek to build cultural bridges with a new generation.
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              ISBN 9780367351304
              Released NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future

              Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future (Paperback)

              By Furlong, Andy; Goodwin, John; O'Connor, Henrietta; Hadfield, Sarah; Hall, Stuart

              • RRP: $86.99
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              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 r...emoved. Increasingly punitive welfare regimes have resulted in new hardships, especially among young women and those living in depressed labour markets. Framed by the ideas of Norbert Elias, Young People in the Labour Market challenges the idea that changing economic landscapes have given birth to a `Precariat' and argues that labour insecurity is more deep-rooted and complex than others have suggested. Focusing on young people and the ways in which their working lives have changed between the 1980s recession and the Great Recession of 2008/2009 and its immediate aftermath, the book begins by drawing attention to trends already emerging in the preceding two decades. Drawing on data originally collected during the 1980s recession and comparing it to contemporary data drawn from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, the book explores the ways in which young people have adjusted to the changes, arguing that life satisfaction and optimism are linked to labour market conditions. A timely volume, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers who are interested in fields such as Sociology, Social Policy, Management and Youth Studies.
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              ISBN 9780367354787
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Spaces of Youth: Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

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

              By Farrugia, David

              • RRP: $271.00
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              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 r...egards to personal and social development. In Spaces of Youth, Farrugia shows that the concept of developmental time has become a regulatory framework that is used to govern aspects of globalisation, including the formation of labour forces and the boundaries of liberal citizenship regimes. Interrogating this context, this volume explores the changes in the social organisation of youth within the spatial dimensions of work, citizenship and popular culture in a global context. Thus, Farrugia establishes a new interdisciplinary research agenda into youth and spatiality, including young people from across the global north and the global south, and which situates young people within the key dynamics of contemporary globalisation in its economic, political and cultural dimensions. An enlightening and timely volume, Spaces of Youth is an important resource for post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers across all social scientific disciplines interested in space, youth, globalisation, work, citizenship and culture.
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              ISBN 9781138911918
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Brazilian Youth: Global Trends and Local Perspectives

              Brazilian Youth: Global Trends and Local Perspectives (Hardback)

              Edited by Pereira, Claudia

              • RRP: $282.00
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              The collection brings together texts of Brazilian researchers who are dedicated to themes related to studies of youth cultures: sociabilities, subcultures, identities and belonging, pop culture, social movements, migration, consumption and materialities, generational exchanges, m...edia representations and digital media, among others. The objective is to promote a broad dialogue that includes fields of knowledge such as Communication and Social Sciences, as well as local perspectives that represent the huge and rich diversity of the Brazilian regions. At the same time, the book proposes to discuss the reflexivity of such local youth cultures in the face of a global context that challenges, with ruptures and permanencies, the very idea of youth. The book seeks to fill the gap of a selection of scientific texts by Brazilian authors, about Brazilian youth cultures, aimed at foreign researchers.
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              ISBN 9780367257644
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Rethinking Young People's Marginalisation: Beyond neo-Liberal Futures?
               

              Rethinking Young People's Marginalisation: Beyond neo-Liberal Futures? (Hardback)

              By Kelly, Peter; Campbell, Perri; Howie, Luke

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This book explores the ways in which youth studies can rethink young people's marginalisation in the context of increasing wealth and poverty, and the globalised triumph of neoliberal capitalism and governance. The book contributes to this rethinking through a productive engageme...nt with the work of science and technology studies.
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              ISBN 9781138120976
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

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

              By Bengtsson, Tea Torbenfeldt; Ravn, Signe

              • RRP: $282.00
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              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 co...mprehensive, qualitative research with young people in Denmark, this book illustrates how such individualised accounts miss out on the inherently social character of risk-taking activities. Youth, Risk, Routine introduces a new approach to risk-taking activities as being an integral and routinised part of young people's everyday life. By applying social theories of practice, this insightful volume presents a framework for understanding the routinised dimensions of young people's engagement in risk-taking and how this is embedded in, intertwined with and held in place by other everyday practices. Indeed, through extensive empirical analyses of the rich material at hand, the authors explore how routinisation, coordination, embodiment, and social context are central aspects for understanding how, why and when young engage in risk-taking practices. Youth, Risk, Routine will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology, criminology, and social work as well as wider social science audiences; particularly those interested in exploring the empirical potential of social theories of practice.
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              ISBN 9781138217386
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              The Subcultural Imagination: Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures

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

              Edited by Blackman, Shane; Kempson, Michelle

              • RRP: $89.99
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              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 exper...iences of young people in different subcultural settings, as well as reflecting on how young people in subcultures interact in the wider context of society, biography and history. From Cuba to London, and Bulgaria to Asia, this book delves into urban spaces and street corners, young people's parties, gigs, BDSM fetish clubs, school, the home, and feminist zines to offer a picture of live sociology in practice. In three parts, the volume explores: history, biography and subculture; practising reflexivity in the field; epistemologies, pedagogies and the subcultural subject. The book offers cutting edge theory and rich empirical research on social class, gender and ethnicities from both established and new researchers across diverse disciplinary backgrounds. It moves the subcultural debate beyond the impasse of the term's relevance, to one where researchers are fully engaged with the lives of the subcultural subjects. This innovative edited collection will appeal to scholars and students in the areas of sociology, youth studies, media and cultural studies/communication, research methods and ethnography, popular music studies, criminology, politics, social and cultural theory, and gender studies.
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              ISBN 9781138484931
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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              Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future
               

              Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present, Future (Hardback)

              By Furlong, Andy; Goodwin, John; Hadfield, Sarah; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin

              • RRP: $270.00
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              Trends in youth employment, unemployment and underemployment remain a major concern for policy makers and academics alike in most industrialised nations. Over the last 40 years, among young people in Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia, there has been a significant incre...ase in poor, non-standard and precarious work and recent increases underemployment and unemployment. These trends are exacerbated during times of economic recession when the unemployment rate among young people is typically two to three times higher than among older age groups. This book considers labour market trends by offering a detailed examination of the changes in the experiences of young people between the 1980s recession and the global recession starting 2008. Paying particular attention to gender, race, social class and locality, the authors employ an innovative secondary analysis research design - combining contemporary data with two 'historical' datasets from the 1980s - with the aim of exploring the ways in which the experiences of unemployed, insecure and vulnerable 18-25 year-olds changed between two key periods of economic instability. With young people, as new workers, being first to experience the new conditions of the global post-recession economy, this UK focused study will serve as an 'illustrative case' that will draw attention to the predicament of young people across all advanced societies.
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              ISBN 9781138798069
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2017
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles

              Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles (Paperback)

              By Threadgold, Steven

              • RRP: $86.99
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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
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Spaces of Youth: Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

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

              By Farrugia, David

              • RRP: $86.99
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              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 r...egards to personal and social development. In Spaces of Youth, Farrugia shows that the concept of developmental time has become a regulatory framework that is used to govern aspects of globalisation, including the formation of labour forces and the boundaries of liberal citizenship regimes. Interrogating this context, this volume explores the changes in the social organisation of youth within the spatial dimensions of work, citizenship and popular culture in a global context. Thus, Farrugia establishes a new interdisciplinary research agenda into youth and spatiality, including young people from across the global north and the global south, and which situates young people within the key dynamics of contemporary globalisation in its economic, political and cultural dimensions. An enlightening and timely volume, Spaces of Youth is an important resource for post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers across all social scientific disciplines interested in space, youth, globalisation, work, citizenship and culture.
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              ISBN 9780367351311
              Released NZ 5 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Youth, Young Adulthood and Society
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