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Critical Youth Studies


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Set against the massive social, cultural, and material dislocations of the new century, Critical Youth Studies interrogates the complex cultural dimensions of young people’s everyday lives today. Drawing together the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this series focuses on "youth studies" as a self-constituting, trans-disciplinary area of inquiry. Operating largely at the specific intersection of education, sociology, and media studies, Critical Youth Studies features authored and edited books, drawing on a range of methods and approaches, treating the span of issues most relevant to youth today.

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Black Youth Matters Transitions from School to Success

Black Youth Matters: Transitions from School to Success

1st Edition

Cecile Wright, P.J. Standen, Tina Patel
December 02, 2009

How do young black students respond, resist, and work to transform their school experience? How do young people adapt, survive, and then succeed in spite of their negative school experience? For an increasing number of marginalized black youth, the paths to social success can actually lie outside ...

Theory and Educational Research Toward Critical Social Explanation

Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation

1st Edition

Jean Anyon
July 07, 2008

Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies, providing data but little or no social explanation. Theoreticians, on the other hand, rarely test their ideas with empirical projects. As this groundbreaking volume makes clear, however, neither data nor theory alone is adequate ...

Youth Moves Identities and Education in Global Perspective

Youth Moves: Identities and Education in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Nadine Dolby, Fazal Rizvi
August 02, 2007

This fascinating collection of original essays seeks to address the possibilities and dangers of young people's transnational, commodified identities; how society and educational institutions might respond to these new identities; and the consequences for democratic practices and the public sphere....

Youth Learning On Their Own Terms Creative Practices and Classroom Teaching

Youth Learning On Their Own Terms: Creative Practices and Classroom Teaching

1st Edition

Leif Gustavson
March 12, 2007

Youth Learning On Their Own Terms convincingly shows how developing a respect and understanding of the youth-initiated creative practices that occur outside schools can offer educators the opportunity to directly influence their teaching in schools by making classroom spaces personally meaningful ...

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