The Youth, Young Adulthood and Society series approaches youth as a distinct area, bringing together social scientists from many disciplines to present cutting-edge research monographs and collections on young people in societies around the world today. The books present original, exciting research, with strongly theoretically- and empirically-grounded analysis, advancing the field of youth studies. Originally set up and edited by Andy Furlong, the series presents interdisciplinary and truly international, comparative research monographs.
Contacts for the series:
Professor Tracy Shildrick: [email protected]
Professor John Goodwin: [email protected]
Professor Henrietta O'Connor: [email protected]
Emily Briggs at Routledge: [email protected]
Neurodivergent Youthhoods Adolescent Rites of Passage, Disability and the Teenage Epilepsy Clinic
Youth Collectivities Cultures and Objects
Digital Youth Subcultures Performing ‘Transgressive’ Identities in Digital Social Spaces
Youth, Education and Wellbeing in the Americas
By Henry Parada, Veronica Escobar Olivo, Kevin Cruz
November 20, 2023
This book examines the social construction and representation of ‘youth on the move’ in the context of the migration process, using El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as a case study to reinterpret the immigration process under the frameworks of coloniality and epistemologies of the South. The ...
By Shelda-Jane Smith
August 01, 2023
Adolescent rites of passage are ubiquitous sociocultural processes that feature across all manner of social activity. As transitional healthcare becomes an increasing fixture within paediatric and adolescent healthcare, this book captures how normative, biomedical and psychologised understandings ...
By Päivi Honkatukia, Tiina Rättilä
June 16, 2023
This book analyses young people’s societal participation as a central dimension of their well-being and as vitally important to secure the sustainable future of humankind and the whole eco-social system. It develops a theoretical framework for analysing youth participation holistically, embedded in...
By Bjørn Schiermer, Ben Gook, Valentina Cuzzocrea
May 31, 2023
This volume seeks to address what its contributors take to be an important lacuna in youth cultural research: a lack of interest in the phenomenon of collectivity and collective aspects of youth culture. It gathers scholars from diverse research backgrounds – ranging from contemporary subculture ...
By Magda Nico, Ana Caetano
January 09, 2023
Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives brings together different takes on the possible combinations of agency and structure in the life course, thus rejecting the notion that young individuals are the single masters of their lives, but also the view that their social destinies are completely ...
By Kate Hoskins, Carlo Genova, Nic Crowe
December 30, 2022
This book draws together both primary and secondary empirical research and existing literature to examine transgressive subcultural activities and engagement in digital social spaces (DSS). The book addresses four objectives: 1. To understand how young peoples’ subcultures arise online and they are...
By Kate Tilleczek, Deborah MacDonald
November 04, 2022
This book explores ways in which education supports or negates the wellbeing and rights of young people in or from the Americas. It shows how young people diagnose problems and propose important new directions for education. A collective chronicle from researchers working alongside young people in ...
By Aija Lulle, Laura Moroşanu, Russell King
August 09, 2022
London has long been a magnet for migrants, millions of whom have been attracted by its economic, educational and cultural roles as a truly global city. This book examines recent European migration to the London region through the narrated experiences of a large number of younger migrants from ‘old...
By Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini, Manlio Cinalli, Christian Lahusen, Simone Baglioni
August 01, 2022
Young People and Long-Term Unemployment examines the consequences of long-term unemployment for the personal, social, and political lives of young adults aged 18–34 across four European cities: Cologne (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), Lyon (France), and Turin (Italy). Adopting a multidimensional ...
By Emanuela Buscemi, Ildiko Kaposi
May 30, 2022
Focusing on the struggles of youth in the Arabian Gulf to find their place in their encounters with modernity, Everyday Youth Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula explores how global forces are reshaping everyday cultural experiences in authoritarian societies. A deeper understanding of Gulf youth ...
By Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts
March 11, 2022
Critically examining narratives of participation in governance and development, this volume adds Caribbean voices and experiences to the global discourse on youth participation. The essays provide empirical case studies of institutions, practices and processes of youth engagement in the politics of...
By Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson, Signe Ravn
March 31, 2021
Young people’s lives continue to be the topic of public scrutiny and recurring ‘moral panics’. Smoking cannabis, speeding, and engaging in street-level fights are depicted as activities based on ‘poor choices’ or simple hedonism, putting young people’s futures at risk. Based on comprehensive, ...