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Author: Gill Jones
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009.
Series: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This accessible book takes a fresh and original approach to the concept of youth, placing changes in the social construction of 'youth' within a more general story of the rise and fall of grand theory in social science. Gill Jones evaluates the current relevance of these wider social theories to understanding youth in late modernity in the light of key examples of empirical work on young people. Individual chapters  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Jones
ISBN: 9780745640945 074564094X 0745640958 9780745640952
OCLC Number: 255898821
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is "youth?" --
Youth as action --
Youth as identity --
Youth as transition --
Youth and inequality --
Youth and dependence --
Youth in society.
Series Title: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Responsibility: Gill Jones.


An original presentation of the concept of youth - an exciting rethinking of the social construction of 'youth' that explores new ways of theorizing youth without prejudice or lumping 'young people'  Read more...


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"In the latest of what has been a series of path-breaking discussions of the subject, Gill Jones cuts through the complexity of 'youth' to give an easily accessible account of the evolving theories Read more...

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