Youth and Generation
Rethinking change and inequality in the lives of young people
- Dan Woodman - University of Melbourne, Australia
- Johanna Wyn - University of Melbourne, Australia
Childhood and youth studies | Sociology of Childhood | Youth / Community Work (General)
"Woodman and Wyn have produced a text that offers conceptual clarity and real depth on debates in youth studies. The authors skilfully guide us through the main sociological theories on young people and furnish us with sophisticated critiques from which to rethink youth and generation in the contemporary moment."
- Professor Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University
The promise of youth studies is not in simply showing that class, gender and race continue to influence life chances, but to show how they shape young lives today. Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn argue that understanding new forms of inequality in a context of increasing social change is a central challenge for youth researchers.
Youth and Generation sets an agenda for youth studies building on the concepts of ‘social generation’ and ‘individualisation’ to suggest a framework for thinking about change and inequality in young lives in the emerging Asian Century.
Woodman and Wyn have produced a text that offers conceptual clarity and real depth on debates in youth studies. The authors skilfully guide us through the main sociological theories on young people and furnish us with sophisticated critiques from which to rethink youth and generation in the contemporary moment.
The authors build upon an impressive publication record on youth and generation to offer here a clear argument for the re-positioning of youth studies in the future. Well written, persuasive and thought provoking.
I feel that this book raises some important questions regarding the issue of generation as it applies to young people. The context chapter is useful in setting out the changes that young people have experienced over recent decades.
A very good book for those interested in Youth Studies. It gives a good overview of the main sociological theories in this study field. In the process it addresses key theoretical concepts with clarity.
I think it is a good book but perhaps it is would work better on post-graduate level. Having said that, I recommended it to my students as supplemental reading as it offers very good overview of the existing research in the field.
A book offering excellent additional reading for those studying community and youth culture.
A fantastic book for anyone who is interested in contemporary youth studies. The book is full of challenging ideas and theoretically driven concepts
An excellent addition to the literature that addresses what is in contemporary terms an under-researched and under-theorised arena. A must for all those studying youth. This will be a core text on the youth studies module on our new Sociology degree.
This is an excellent of information for lecturing on Problem with Youth
Sample Materials & Chapters
Youth and Generation: Continuity and Change