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Inventing Adulthoods
Author: Sheila J. Henderson

ISBN: 9781412930697
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17 October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 24.0 x 1.1
Description:
'The series Youth: Perspectives and Practice provides a distinctive and rare combination of expert commentary, new research, original theorising and critical reflection on how we should understand youth and work with young people. These books deserve a wide readership ...the way they are written and organised will make them particularly appealing to students' - Professor Robert MacDonald, University of Teesside Inventing Adulthoods offers a ground-breaking new perspective on young peoples' experiences of growing up at the turn of the 21st century, arguing that a biographical approach is vital to understanding the holistic and dynamic character of their lives. Based on a study of a diverse group of young people over a 10 year period, the book explores high profile policy issues: education, employment, drugs, cultures of violence and well-being. It also considers the significance of those things that mean most to young people themselves: mobility, home, belonging, intimacy and social life. The book is written in a lively and engaging style and, through case studies and interviews, examines: " the impact that social factors such as gender, class, sexuality, religio...

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