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Young people and social change

Young people and social change

individualization and risk in late modernity

  • Author: Andy Furlong,Fred Cartmel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 141
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Recent social changes have had an enormous impact on the lives of young people. The authors ask whether traditional parameters are still relevant, and examine the extent to which 'risk' and 'individualisation' convey an accurate picture of young lives.

Young People And Social Change

Young People And Social Change

  • Author: Furlong, Andy,Cartmel, Fred
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335229751
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 199
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Reviews of the first edition "Not only does the clarity of the authors' writing make the book very accessible, but their argument is also illustrated throughout with a broad range of empirical material ... undoubtedly a strong contribution to the study of both contemporary youth and 'late-modern' society." Youth Justice "A very accessible, well-evidenced and important book ... It succeeds in raising important questions in a new and powerful way." Journal of Education and Work "the book will be very popular with students and with academics.....The clarity of the organization, expression and argument is particularly commendable. I have no doubt that Young People and Social Change will rightly find its way onto the recommended reading lists of many in the field." Professor Robert MacDonald, University of Teesside A welcome update to one of the most influential and authoritative books on young people in modern societies. With a fuller theoretical explanation and drawing on a comprehensive range of studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, the second edition of Young People and Social Change is a valuable contribution to the field. The authors examine modern theoretical interpretations of social change in relation to young people and provide an overview of their experiences in a number of key contexts such as education, employment, the family, leisure, health, crime and politics. Building on the success of the previous edition, the second edition offers an expanded theoretical approach and wider coverage of empirical data to take into account worldwide developments in the field. Drawing on a wealth of research evidence, the book highlights key differences between the experiences of young people in different countries in the developed world. Young People and Social Change offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date introductory text for students in sociology of youth, sociology of education, social stratification and related fields.

Individualization

Individualization

Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences

  • Author: Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761961123
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 221
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Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in

Modernity and Self-Identity

Modernity and Self-Identity

Self and Society in the Late Modern Age

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745666485
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post traditional order characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalising tendencies of modern institutions are accompanied by a transformation of day-to-day social life having profound implications for personal activities. The self becomes a 'reflexive project', sustained through a revisable narrative of self identity. The reflexive project of the self, the author seeks to show, is a form of control or mastery which parallels the overall orientation of modern institutions towards 'colonising the future'. Yet it also helps promote tendencies which place that orientation radically in question - and which provide the substance of a new political agenda for late modernity. In this book Giddens concerns himself with themes he has often been accused of unduly neglecting, including especially the psychology of self and self-identity. The volumes are a decisive step in the development of his thinking, and will be essential reading for students and professionals in the areas of social and political theory, sociology, human geography and social psychology.

Education and the Risk Society

Education and the Risk Society

Theories, Discourse and Risk Identities in Education contexts

  • Author: Steven Bialostok,Robert Whitman,William Bradley
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9460919618
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 292
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Sociological and anthropological literature has examined how contemporary western society has become a “risk society.” Education and the Risk Society is the first volume to explore this seminal concept through the lens of education. Drawing on a theoretical literature that has great potential as a lens to view changes in neoliberal discourses of global capitalism from both critical and generative perspectives, Education and the Risk Society presents situated, empirical studies investigating an uncertain world as people practice it on the ground, through language and activity, within educational settings.

Young People in Risk Society: The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity

Young People in Risk Society: The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity

The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity

  • Author: Mark Cieslik,Gary Pollock
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351746170
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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This title was first published in 2002: Loosely divided into two sections, this book's first part includes chapters which explore young people's identities and youth cultures in relation to issues such as drug use, education and dance music. In various ways, the authors examine whether there is a need to rethink the existing theories and concepts which have informed the study of youth cultures and identities. The second part to the volume is concerned with how young people experience "transtitions", in relation to such topics as employment, sexuality, and household formation. The chapters also raise theoretical questions on the usefulness of the transition concept in late modernity, illustrating how the reshaping of key institutions in late modernity has had a profound effect on the sorts of transitions young people make today. In addressing such issues the authors examine the potential contribution that concepts around risk and risk society and new Third Way social policy initiatives can have to contemporary youth studies.

The Transformation of Intimacy

The Transformation of Intimacy

Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745666507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does 'sexuality' come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? In answering these questions, Anthony Giddens disputes many of the dominant interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture. The emergence of what the author calls plastic sexuality - sexuality freed from its intrinsic relation to reproduction - is analysed in terms of the long-term development of the modern social order and social influences of the last few decades. Giddens argues that the transformation of intimacy, in which women have played the major part, holds out the possibility of a radical democratization of the personal sphere. This book will appeal to a large general audience as well as being essential reading for students and professionals.

Risk Society

Risk Society

Towards a New Modernity

  • Author: Ulrich Beck
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803983465
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
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An analysis of the condition of Western societies that will take its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial, and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern

Youth Lifestyles In A Changing World

Youth Lifestyles In A Changing World

  • Author: Miles , Stephen
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335200982
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 177
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This book suggests that the study of 'youth' lifestyles is potentially more enlightening than traditional 'structural' or 'cultural' approaches. In a society in which young people's transitions into adulthood are increasingly uncertain, processes of individualization are central to young people's experience of social change. This clear introduction to a complex field considers key aspects of young people's lifestyles, such as their relationship to rave, the media, and consumption in general, as a means of constructing identities in a rapidly changing world.

Arrested Adulthood

Arrested Adulthood

The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity

  • Author: James E. Cote
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081473779X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Why are today's adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child rearing are delayed, what makes a person an adult? Many people in the industrial West are simply not "growing up" in the traditional sense. Instead, they pursue personal, individual fulfillment and emerge from a vague and prolonged youth into a vague and insecure adulthood. The transition to adulthood is becoming more hazardous, and the destination is becoming more difficult to reach, if it is reached at all. Arrested Adulthood examines the variety of young people's responses to this new situation. James E. Côté shows us adults who allow the profit-driven industries of mass culture to provide the structure that is missing, as their lives become more individualistic and atomized. He also shows adults who resist anomie and build their world around their sense of personal connectedness to others. Finally, Côté provides a vision of a truly progressive society in which all members can develop their potentials apart from the influence of the market. In so doing, he gives us a clearer vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course.

The Changing Face of Welfare

The Changing Face of Welfare

Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective

  • Author: Jørgen Goul Andersen,Anne-Marie Guillemard,Per H. Jensen,Birgit Pfau-Effinger
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1861345917
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 281
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There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis of policy change and welfare reform in Europe. It specifically asks: To what extent do welfare states undergo profound change? Is the welfare state moving in qualitatively different directions? What generates change? What are the outcomes of change in terms of social cohesion? policy changes that are often poorly understood in the welfare literature, and contributes to a further development of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for understanding social change. simultaneously: changes in the discipline of Social Policy itself; the changing character of social problems; changes in social policy and citizenship; and the emergence of new forms of social integration. The book also speculates on how different dimensions of change are interlinked. postgraduate or level 3 students in social policy, sociology and politics.

The New Family ?

The New Family ?

  • Author: Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva,Carol Smart
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761958568
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 177
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Concern and debate over changes to family life have increased in the last decade, as a result of evolving employment patterns, shifting gender relations and more openness about sexual orientation. Most politicians and researchers have viewed these changes as harmful, suggesting that the family as an institution should not alter. The `New' Family? challenges these dominant views. Leading academics in the field consider current diverse practices in families, and reveal the lack of balance between policies based on how families should be and how they actually are, illustrating the need for a broader definition of family. This book shows the need to take fluidity and change in family arrangements seriously, rather

The Individualized Society

The Individualized Society

  • Author: Zygmunt Bauman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745657036
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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We are spurred into action by our troubles and fears; but all too often our action fails to address the true causes of our worries. When trying to make sense of our lives, we tend to blame our own failings and weaknesses for our discomforts and defeats. And in doing so, we make things worse rather than better. Reasonable beings that we are, how does this happen and why does it go on happening? These are the questions addressed in this new book by Zygmunt Bauman - one of the most original and perceptive social thinkers writing today. For Bauman, the task of sociology is not to censor or correct the stories we tell of our lives, but to show that there are more ways in which our life stories can be told. By bringing into view the many complex dependencies invisible from the vantage point of private experience, sociology can help us to link our individual decisions and actions to the deeper causes of our troubles and fears - to the ways we live, to the conditions under which we act, to the socially drawn limits of our imagination and ambition. Sociology can help us to understand the processes that have shaped the society in which we live today, a society in which individualization has become our fate. And sociology can also help us to see that if our individual but shared anxieties are to be effectively tackled, they need to be addressed collectively, true to their social, not individual, nature. The Individualized Society will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics and the social sciences and humanities generally. It will also appeal to a broader range of readers who are interested in the changing nature of our social and political life today.

Health and Modernity

Health and Modernity

The Role of Theory in Health Promotion

  • Author: David V. McQueen,Ilona Kickbusch,Louise Potvin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387377573
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 170
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Demonstrates how the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion contribute to contemporary public health. Aimed at health promotion practitioners and social scientists, this book explains how health promotion is based on social theory and gives insights into the practice of health promotion.

Youth Studies

Youth Studies

An Introduction

  • Author: Andy Furlong
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135189927
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book also raises questions for discussion, with international case studies and up-to-date examples. The book discusses important issues within youth studies, for example: education and opportunity employment and unemployment family, friends and living arrangements crime and justice identities health and sexuality citizenship and political engagement. Suitable for a wide range of youth-related courses, this textbook provides a theoretical and empirical introduction to youth studies. It will appeal to undergraduate students on international academic and vocational courses, including sociology, politics, criminology, social policy, geography and psychology.

The Nature of Adolescence

The Nature of Adolescence

  • Author: John C. Coleman,Leo B. Hendry
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415198981
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 275
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The book provides an eclectic, balanced overview of research on normal adolescent development, discussion of the impact of social issues on adolsecents, chapters on anti-social behaviour, health, coping an adjustment, politics and participation, an emphasis on issues of gender and race, and implications for practice.

Toxic Childhood

Toxic Childhood

How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It

  • Author: Sue Palmer
  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 1409158721
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 384
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One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.

Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck

An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society

  • Author: Mads Peter Sørensen,Allan Christiansen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415693691
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 181
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Since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck has worked extensively on his theories of second modernity and the risk society. In Ulrich Beck, Mads P. Sørensen and Allan Christiansen provide an extensive and thorough introduction to the German sociologist's collected works. The book covers his sociology of work, his theories of individualization, globalization and subpolitics, his world famous theory of the risk society and second modernity as well as his latest work on cosmopolitanism. Focusing on the theory outlined in Beck's chief work, Risk Society, and on his theory of second modernity, Sørensen and Christiansen explain the sociologist's ideas and writing in a clear and accessible way. Largely concerned with the last 25 years of Beck's authorship, the book nevertheless takes a retrospective look at his works from the late seventies and early eighties, and reviews the critique that has been raised against Beck's sociology through the years. Each chapter of Ulrich Beck comes with a list of suggested further reading, as well as explanations of core terms. The book also includes a biography of Beck, and full bibliographies of his work in both English and German. This comprehensive introduction will be of interest to all students of sociology, contemporary social theory, globalization theory, environmental studies, politics, geography and risk studies.

Reshaping Social Life

Reshaping Social Life

  • Author: Sarah Irwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134301383
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Caught up in current social changes, we do not fully understand the reshaping of social life. In sociological analyses there is a conceptual gap between subjectivities and social structural processes, and we face real difficulties in understanding social change and diversity. Through analysis of key areas of social life, here, Sarah Irwin develops a new and exciting resource for better understanding our changing social world. Breaking with conventional approaches and reconnecting the subjective with the objective, Irwin’s book develops a new conceptual and analytical perspective with social relationality, interdependence and social context at its heart. The new perspective is developed through grounded analyses of empirical evidence, and draws on new data. It explores and analyzes: * significant changes in family forms, fertility, gender relations and commitments to employment, children and care, both now, and with comparisons to early twentieth century developments * the meshing of norms and social relations in contexts of change * diverse values, norms and perceptions of fairness, analyzed with respect to diversity over the life course, and in respect of gender, ethnicity and social class. Through analysis of context, Irwin offers new insights, and tackles puzzles of explanation. Reshaping Social Life offers a fascinating and innovative way of slicing into and re-interrogating our changing social world, and is sure to become a landmark resource for students, scholars and researchers.