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Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

About the Series

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]

22 Series Titles

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Youth Collectivities Cultures and Objects

Youth Collectivities: Cultures and Objects

1st Edition


Edited By Bjørn Schiermer, Ben Gook, Valentina Cuzzocrea
December 01, 2021

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 ...

Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives Theory, Methods and Agendas

Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives: Theory, Methods and Agendas

1st Edition

Edited By Magda Nico, Ana Caetano
May 13, 2021

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 ...

Youth, Risk, Routine A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

Youth, Risk, Routine: A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

1st Edition

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, ...

Young People and Long-Term Unemployment Personal, Social, and Political Effects

Young People and Long-Term Unemployment: Personal, Social, and Political Effects

1st Edition

By Marco Giugni, Jasmine Lorenzini, Manlio Cinalli, Christian Lahusen, Simone Baglioni
December 31, 2020

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 ...

Everyday Youth Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula Changes and Challenges

Everyday Youth Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula: Changes and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Emanuela Buscemi, Ildiko Kaposi
November 30, 2020

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 ...

Rethinking Young People’s Marginalisation Beyond neo-Liberal Futures?

Rethinking Young People’s Marginalisation: Beyond neo-Liberal Futures?

1st Edition

By Peter Kelly, Perri Campbell, Luke Howie
June 30, 2020

In the 21st century myriad earth systems – atmospheric systems, ocean systems, land systems, neo-Liberal capitalism – are in crisis. These crises are deeply related. Taking diverse and multiple forms, they have diverse and multiple consequences and are evidenced in such things as war, everyday ...

Italian Youth in International Context Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities

Italian Youth in International Context: Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities

1st Edition

Edited By Valentina Cuzzocrea, Barbara Giovanna Bello, Yuri Kazepov
April 20, 2020

Italy is not a country for young people. Why? This book provides a unique and in-depth collection of empirical and theoretical material providing multiple answers to this question whilst investigating the living conditions of young people in Italy today. By bringing together a variety of ...

Complexities of Researching with Young People

Complexities of Researching with Young People

1st Edition

Edited By Paulina Billett, Matt Hart, Dona Martin
November 27, 2019

Currently, most books on youth research available on the market focus on ‘how to’ conduct youth research or the research process itself. This edited collection proposes to take this process a step further and discuss the complexities of youth research from a practical and theoretical context. In ...

Modernization as Lived Experiences Three Generations of Young Men and Women in China

Modernization as Lived Experiences: Three Generations of Young Men and Women in China

1st Edition

By Fengshu Liu
November 11, 2019

This book examines, in a culturally and contextually sensitive way, the particularity of what it means to be young in post-Mao China undergoing rapid and dramatic transformation by comparing childhood and youth experiences over three generations. The analysis draws on life-history interviews with...

Brazilian Youth Global Trends and Local Perspectives

Brazilian Youth: Global Trends and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Cláudia Pereira
September 18, 2019

The collection brings together texts of Brazilian researchers who are dedicated to themes related to studies of youth cultures: social interactions, subcultures, identities and belonging, pop culture, social movements, migration, consumption and materialities, generational exchanges, media ...

Spaces of Youth Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

Spaces of Youth: Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

1st Edition

By David Farrugia
June 04, 2019

Contemporary young people are situated within a complex and disorienting set of social changes that are reshaping how youth is constructed, governed and experienced across the globe. Historically, it has been taken for granted that youth primarily concerns time, especially with regards to personal ...

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession: Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Irwin, Ann Nilsen
June 04, 2019

Long-running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and ...

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