Approaching Youth Studies: Being, Becoming, Belonging

Paperback | October 19, 2010

byKate Tilleczek

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This concise yet thorough introduction to the sociological study of young people exposes students to the historical and mythic foundations of the discipline before looking at the cultural and educational aspects of youth today. With an exploration of methodology and sociological theories,along with interdisciplinary research evidence, the text wards off the stereotype of the 'stormy youth' while providing context and analytical commentary on the most critical and interesting issues in the field. Unique in its approach and with the most up-to-date research and analysis available,Approaching Youth Studies offers a distinctly Canadian perspective on the study of youth.

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This concise yet thorough introduction to the sociological study of young people exposes students to the historical and mythic foundations of the discipline before looking at the cultural and educational aspects of youth today. With an exploration of methodology and sociological theories,along with interdisciplinary research evidence, ...

Kate Tilleczek is the Canada Research Chair in Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, and a research scientist at the Community Health Systems Group at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is a former school teacher and is a sociologist who has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195427637

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IntroductionPart I: The Fountains and Follies of Youth: Conceptualizing Youth Studies1. Towards Contemporary Youth StudiesA Starting Point: Toward Complex Cultural NestsBeing, Becoming, and BelongingFountains of Youth: A Composite Youth Testimonial2. Historical and Mythic Foundations for Youth StudiesIntroductionFollies and MythsA Brief Social HistoryPart II: Research with and for Youth: Redressing Praxis, Method, and Theory3. Asking and Answering Good Questions: The Praxis of Youth StudiesIntroductionPosing Questions with and for Young PeoplePraxis (Linking Method and Theory)Praxis (Linking Theory and Method)4. Can There Be a Social Science with and for Youth?IntroductionCurrent Global and Canadian ContextsTowards Youth Studies with and for Young PeoplePart III: The Remains of the Everyday: Influences and Negotiations5. Modern Youth at Work and PlayIntroductionA Modern Technological Context for Work and PlayYouth at PlayYouth at Work6. Schools, Families, and Friends: Reproduction and ResistanceIntroductionEducation and SchoolsFamilies and Friends: A Great DebatePart IV: Mirrors and Passages: Being a Modern Youth7. The Joys and Challenges of Self: Is There an Optimal Youth?IntroductionResiliency: Promises and Pathways for YouthThe Trouble with Normal: Young Folk DevilsBiography and Narrative Revisited8. Action, Practice, and Social Policy with and for YouthIntroductionYouth Studies as Youth PracticeSocial Policy with and for Youth?Social Action with, for, and by YouthConclusionGlossary

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"[Approaching Youth Studies] features a helpful conceptual model of cultural nesting which highlights the complex locations and interactions of youth across institutional settings. It then presents how to negotiate school settings utilizing this model. It also outlines the epistemologicalfallacy of youth which provides students with a way of understanding the prevalence of individualist youth responses to modernist macro social issues as well as providing a helpful discussion on youth research that empowers." --James Penner, University of Lethbridge