Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates by James CôtéYouth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates by James Côté

Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates

byJames Côté

Paperback | May 1, 2014

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A unique assessment of a burgeoning, interdisciplinary field that can present a confusing picture to novices and experts alike, Youth Studies goes to the heart of fundamental issues and debates, identifying the underlying paradigms and theories. Its lively debate-focussed approach engages students to exercise their critical thinking skills.

James Côté is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is President of the Sociology of Youth Research Committee for the International Sociological Association and Associate Editor of the Journal of Adolescence. He is the successful author of nine books, including Arrested Adulthood and Adolescent Storm a...
Title:Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and DebatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.55 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023036845X

ISBN - 13:9780230368453

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: THRESHOLD META-CONCEPTS AND THE CONTOURS OF YOUTH STUDIES.- 1. The Youth Question.- 2. Theoretical Approaches to the Youth Question.- 3. Seminal Debates in Youth Studies.- PART II: THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFLUENCES STRUCTURING THE YOUTH PERIOD.- 4. Education and the Youth Period.- 5. Work and Changing Employment Opportunities.- 6. Family Life and Parental Influence.- 7. The Mediated World and Technological Influences.- PART III: The Changing Experiences of the Youth Period.- 8. Youth Culture.- 9. Youth Identity Formation.- 10. Youth Social Identities.- 11. Youth Politics.- PART IV: CONCLUSIONS: THE FUTURE OF YOUTH STUDIES.- 12. Youth Studies Coming of Age.