Synopses & Reviews
How can sociology inform our understanding of young people's experiences? Introducing core theories by drawing on a range of cultural resources - from pioneering research to genre-defining films - this book demonstrates how a sociological imagination can enhance informal educational and social welfare approaches to work with young people.
About the Author
DR. SIMON BRADFORD is Reader in Social Science at Brunel University, UK. His main research interests lie in social policy initiatives that affect young people, the history and organisation of professional work in the public services (particularly in education services) and the sociology of youth and youth culture.
Table of Contents
Sociology Matters: Sociological Perspectives and Young People
Growing Up in the Present: From 1945 to the 2000s
Growing Up in Public and Private: Youth, Transition and Identity-making
Being Similar and Different: Young People and Social Difference
Being Social: Complying and Transgressing
Being Somewhere: Youth, Space and Place
Living in a World of Change and Constancy: Globalisation, Citizenship and Young People
Does Sociology Matter?