Youth Policy and Social Inclusion
Critical Debates with Young People
Edited by Monica Barry
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Youth Policy and Social Inclusion by Monica Barry
Book DescriptionTaking a holistic and multidisciplinary approach this book identifies and analyzes the factors which promote or discourage social inclusion of young people in today's society. It critically examines the discriminatory attitudes towards young people, and focuses on the 'problem' of adults rather than the 'problem' of young people themselves. The authors ask searching questions about society's capacity and willingness to be more socially inclusive of young people in terms of policy and practice, and explore the extent to which young people have access to status, rights and responsibilities as young adults. Challenging existing theory the book covers issues including: citizenship, education, rights, youth transactions, drug use, homelessness, teenage pregnancy and unemployment. Incorporating the views and experiences of young people themselves, the book highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the academic contribution and suggests ways forward for a more inclusive society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415319034
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Monica Barry
Youth Offending and Youth Justice, Paperback (September 2009)
Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.
Youth Offending in Transition, Paperback (June 2006)
Using concepts of capital and the narratives of young offenders themselves, this book is based on original research into the reasons why young people start and stop offending. It examines theories of youth transitions, criminality and social capital, providing innovative ways of understanding criminal careers.
Youth Policy and Social Inclusion, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Monica Barry
This book turns the problems of youth on its head and questions the extent to which the attiudes and polices of adults ignore and exacerbate, rather than acknowledge and resolve the problems young people face. This book is controversial in challenging existing theory policy and practice in relation to the issue of youth.
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