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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]

26 Series Titles

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

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

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Edited 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 ...

Digital Youth Subcultures Performing ‘Transgressive’ Identities in Digital Social Spaces

Digital Youth Subcultures: Performing ‘Transgressive’ Identities in Digital Social Spaces

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Edited 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...

Youth, Education and Wellbeing in the Americas

Youth, Education and Wellbeing in the Americas

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Edited 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 ...

Young EU Migrants in London in the Transition to Brexit

Young EU Migrants in London in the Transition to Brexit

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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...

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

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

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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 ...

Everyday Youth Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula Changes and Challenges

Everyday Youth Cultures in the Gulf Peninsula: Changes and Challenges

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Edited 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 ...

Youth Participation in the Caribbean Politics and Development

Youth Participation in the Caribbean: Politics and Development

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Edited 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...

Youth Collectivities Cultures and Objects

Youth Collectivities: Cultures and Objects

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Edited By Bjørn Schiermer, Ben Gook, Valentina Cuzzocrea
December 10, 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 ...

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

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

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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, ...

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

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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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