Geography: Book Series

Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

Series Editor:

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. The series presents interdisciplinary and truly international, comparative research monographs.

Please contact Emily Briggs at Routledge with proposals for the series: emily.briggs@tandf.co.uk

  • Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

    Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Sarah Irwin, Ann Nilsen

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
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  • Spaces of Youth

    Work, Citizenship and Culture in a Global Context

    By David Farrugia

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13
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  • Young People in the Labour Market

    Past, Present, Future

    By Andy Furlong, John Goodwin, Henrietta O'Connor, Sarah Hadfield, Stuart Hall, Kevin Lowden, Réka Plugor

    Levels of suffering among young people have always been much higher than governments suggest. Indeed, policies aimed at young workers have often been framed in ways that help secure conformity to a new employment landscape in which traditional securities have been progressively removed.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
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  • Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex

    Intimate Relationships and Gendered Subjectivities

    By Juliet Watson

    Survival sex, commonly understood to be the exchange of sex for material support, is a practice that is associated with young homeless women. However, such a narrow definition of survival sex fails to recognise the multiple, complex, and coexisting motivations of young homeless women for engaging…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
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  • Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles

    By Steven Threadgold

    The concept of everyday struggles can enliven our understanding of the lives of young people and how social class is made and remade. This book invokes a Bourdieusian spirit to think about the ways young people are pushed and pulled by the normative demands directed at them from an early age,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
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  • Young Migrant Identities

    Creativity and Masculinity

    By Sherene Idriss

    In this day and age, much has been discussed as to what it means ‘to be an Arab’. However, this enlightening volume seeks instead to invite us deeper into young Arab–Australian men’s lives as we explore their vocational aspirations and working experiences within highly racialised and hierarchical…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • Muslim Youth in the Diaspora

    Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture

    By Pam Nilan

    In a world where the term Islam is ever-increasingly an inaccurate and insensitive synonym for terrorism, it is unsurprising that many Muslim youth in the West struggle for a viable sense of identity. This book takes up the hotly-debated issue of Muslim youth identity in western countries from the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
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  • The Subcultural Imagination

    Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures

    Edited by Shane Blackman, Michelle Kempson

    The Subcultural Imagination discusses young adults in subcultures and examines how sociologists use qualitative research methods to study them. Through the application of the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the development of theory-reflexive ethnography, this book analyses the experiences of young…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
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  • Young People and the Aesthetics of Health Promotion

    Beyond Reason, Rationality and Risk

    By Kerry Montero, Peter Kelly

    Health promotion with young people has largely been framed by theories of behaviour change to target ‘unsafe’, ‘unhealthy’ and/or ‘risky’ behaviours. These theories and models seek to encourage the development in young people of reasoned, rational and risk-aware personal strategies. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23
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  • Body Work

    Youth, Gender and Health

    By Julia Coffey

    The rise of the health, beauty and fitness industries in recent years has led to an increased focus on the body. Body image, gender and health are issues of long-standing concern in sociology and in youth studies, but a theoretical and empirical focus on the body has been largely missing from this…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22
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