Critical Youth Studies

Series Editor: Greg Dimitriadis

Set against the massive social, cultural, and material dislocations of the new century, Critical Youth Studies interrogates the complex cultural dimensions of young people’s everyday lives today. Drawing together the work of both well known and emerging scholars, this series focuses on "youth studies" as a self-constituting, trans-disciplinary area of inquiry. Operating largely at the specific intersection of education, sociology, and media studies, Critical Youth Studies features authored and edited books, drawing on a range of methods and approaches, treating the span of issues most relevant to youth today.

  • Youth Rising?

    The Politics of Youth in the Global Economy

    By Mayssoun Sukarieh, Stuart Tannock

    Over the last decade, "youth" has become increasingly central to policy, development, media and public debates and conflicts across the world – whether as an ideological symbol, social category or political actor. Set against a backdrop of contemporary political economy, Youth Rising? seeks to…

    Paperback – 2014-09-04
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  • Wired Citizenship

    Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East

    Edited by Linda Herrera

    Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today’s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
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  • Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

    Edited by Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang

    Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has…

    Paperback – 2013-11-20
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  • Urban Youth and School Pushout

    Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED

    By Eve Tuck

    Recent efforts to reform urban high schools have been marked by the pursuit of ever-increasing accountability policies, most notably through the use of mayoral control and secondary school exit exams. This innovative and provocative volume excavates the unintended consequences of such policies on…

    Paperback – 2013-01-23
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  • Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research

    Edited by Kitty te Riele, Rachel Brooks

    Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research brings together contributors from across the world to explore real-life ethical dilemmas faced by researchers working with young people in a range of social science disciplines. Unlike literature that tends to discuss youth research at an abstracted…

    Paperback – 2012-11-20
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  • Young People and Everyday Multiculturalism

    By Anita Harris

    Unlike as with previous generations, diversity and multiculturalism are engrained in the lives of today’s urban youth. Within their culturally diverse urban environments, young people from different backgrounds now routinely encounter one another in their everyday lives and negotiate and contest…

    Paperback – 2012-10-29
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  • Lost Youth in the Global City

    Class, Culture, and the Urban Imaginary

    By Jo-Anne Dillabough, Jacqueline Kennelly

    What does it mean to be young, to be economically disadvantaged, and to be subject to constant surveillance both from the formal agencies of the state and from the informal challenge of competing youth groups? What is life like for young people living on the fringe of global cities in late…

    Paperback – 2010-02-02
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  • Black Youth Matters

    Transitions from School to Success

    By Cecile Wright, P.J. Standen, Tina Patel

    How do young black students respond, resist, and work to transform their school experience? How do young people adapt, survive, and then succeed in spite of their negative school experience? For an increasing number of marginalized black youth, the paths to social success can actually lie outside…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
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  • The Means to Grow Up

    Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence

    By Robert Halpern

    In The Means to Grow Up, Robert Halpern describes the pedagogical importance of "apprenticeship"—a growing movement based in schools, youth-serving organizations, and arts, civic, and other cultural institutions. This movement aims to re-engage youth through in-depth learning and unique experiences…

    Paperback – 2008-11-26
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  • Theory and Educational Research

    Toward Critical Social Explanation

    By Jean Anyon

    Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies, providing data but little or no social explanation. Theoreticians, on the other hand, rarely test their ideas with empirical projects. As this groundbreaking volume makes clear, however, neither data nor theory alone is adequate…

    Paperback – 2008-07-07
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  • Revolutionizing Education

    Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion

    Edited by Julio Cammarota, Michelle Fine

    Many scholars have turned to the groundbreaking critical research methodology, Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR), as a way to address both the political challenges and inherent power imbalances of conducting research with young people. Revolutionizing Education makes an extraordinarily…

    Paperback – 2008-01-24
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  • Next Wave Cultures

    Feminism, Subcultures, Activism

    Edited by Anita Harris

    Whereas once young women’s feminist activism could be easily identified, today this resistance seems obscure, transitory, and disorganized. In Next Wave Cultures, established and emerging scholars provide an interdisciplinary examination of young women’s multilayered lives. This collection…

    Paperback – 2007-11-26
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  • Youth Culture and Sport

    Identity, Power, and Politics

    Edited by Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly

    Youth Culture and Sport critically interrogates and challenges contemporary articulations of race, class, gender, and sexual relations circulating throughout popular iterations of youth sporting culture in late-capitalism. Written against the backdrop of important changes in social, cultural,…

    Paperback – 2007-10-08
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  • Youth Moves

    Identities and Education in Global Perspective

    Edited by Nadine Dolby, Fazal Rizvi

    This fascinating collection of original essays seeks to address the possibilities and dangers of young people's transnational, commodified identities; how society and educational institutions might respond to these new identities; and the consequences for democratic practices and the public sphere.…

    Paperback – 2007-08-02
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  • Youth Learning On Their Own Terms

    Creative Practices and Classroom Teaching

    By Leif Gustavson

    Youth Learning On Their Own Terms convincingly shows how developing a respect and understanding of the youth-initiated creative practices that occur outside schools can offer educators the opportunity to directly influence their teaching in schools by making classroom spaces personally meaningful…

    Paperback – 2007-03-12
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  • Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change

    New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

    Edited by Pedro Noguera, Julio Cammarota, Shawn Ginwright

    The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero…

    Paperback – 2006-03-21
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