1st Edition

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

By Mark Cieslik, Gary Pollock Copyright 2017
    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    List of Contributors, Acknowledgements, 1. Introduction: Studying Young People in Late Modernity, 2. Young Offenders, Risk and Personal Development Programmes, 3. Young People and Illicit Drug Use in Postmodern Times?, 4. Victims of Risk? Young People and the Construction of Lifestyles, 5. Global Clubcultures: Cultural Flows and Late Modem Dance Music Culture, 6. Research on Youth Transitions: Some Critical Interventions, 7. New Deal or Raw Deal? Dilemmas and Paradoxes of State Interventions into the Youth Labour Market, 8. Domestic and Housing Transitions and the Negotiation of Intimacy, 9. Ignoring the Past: Under-Employment and Risk in Late Modernity, Index


    Mark Cieslik, Gary Pollock