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Taking the knocks : youth unemployment and biography : a qualitative analysis

Author: Peter Alheit
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Cassell, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unemployment is, without doubt, one of the prevalent themes in more recent sociological debate. The sociological problems that develop because of unemployment are quite clear cut: it frequently causes dramatic changes in everyday habits and the habits of a lifetime; social reference points become easily disrupted; loss of identity, mental depression, inability to act or learn, and even physical illness are obvious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alheit, Peter.
Taking the knocks.
London ; New York, NY : Cassell, ©1994
(OCoLC)622689724
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alheit
ISBN: 0304329681 9780304329687
OCLC Number: 32190708
Notes: "Parts of this book were first published in German in P. Alheit and Ch. Glass, Beschädigtes Leben : soziale Biographien arbeitslosen Jugendlicher (Frankfurt and New York: Campus, 1986)"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theoretical and methodological foundations; empirical results - the experience of unemployment; patterns of coping; life in the grey zone?; the damaged generations.
Other Titles: Beschädigtes Leben.
Responsibility: Peter Alheit ; translated by Tim Spence.

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This study arises from a research programme dealing with the social problems created by youth unemployment in Western industrialized societies. Unemployed young people are interviewed in depth, and  Read more...

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