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There are many topics included in this book that are not analysed by other publications in Youth Studies. Nevertheless, some chapters are not clear enough and require from students extra reading in order to understand them.
This book provides a healthy background and baseline for locating 'youth' in a broader social and historical context. It is an effective accompaniment when discussing youth justice, or sociology.
A welcomed new edition of this book which offers students a wide-ranging introduction to different issues impacting on young people in society. It is both theoretical and practical and also well-structured which makes this book easily accessible and interesting to students.
This is a good text for understanding where youth work has come from. It addresses its influences and will support understanding around how today's youth work practices have been shaped. The introduction chapter lays a good foundation for the history of working with young people. Other chapters include, children's rights, young people and political participation, young disabled people and working with young people in residential settings.
This is an informative, accessible and critical text on young people and society. It deals with a range of topics that help understand the young today.
A key text in the Foundation Degree- Children and Young People.
Helpful for Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) students who are strating to read more deeply into key issues.
This book offers an invaluable insight into the problem of 'youth'. It is an ideal partner to the module curriculum.
Every-time I return to this text I find something more that that gives me insight, stirs a passion or causes me to think. From a historical perspective of youth culture through to issues that might challenge workers as they engage with young people. A thoroughly thought provoking and essential text for youth workers
We have adopted this book for our modules Perspectives on Youth Culture and Youth to Adult Development Sociological Perspectives.
The book contains some essential chapters for professionals seeking to better understand and relate to young people in contemporary society. It also gives some valuable historical perspective.
An excellen updating of a text used previously . will additionally now be used on bothundergraduate programme & a postgraduate module Theorising youth Work.
A highly comprehensive textbook which offers: (i) students a structured & sequenced approach to learning &; (ii) lecturers a very useful & valuable teaching aid. Roche's publication so far in youth studies have been of the highest quality & this latest source follows that trend.
This is a useful book regarding economically disadvantaged groups in society and they social circumstances they are embroiled in.
A convincing collection of readings that cover a wide range of pertinent issues relating to young people. The readings are short, informative and engaging. All students concerned with studying the context of modern youths lives should read this book. Highly recommended.