Youth: Responding to Lives

An International Reader

  • Andrew Azzopardi

Part of the Studies in Inclusive Education book series (STUIE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Andrew Azzopardi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Arun Kumar
    Pages 27-43
  4. Andrew Azzopardi
    Pages 45-56
  5. Jenny Slater
    Pages 75-91
  6. Suzanne Gatt, Laura Sue Armeni
    Pages 93-108
  7. Valerie L. Karr, Stephen Meyers
    Pages 123-135
  8. Matthew J. Schuelka
    Pages 137-151
  9. Elisabeth De Schauwer, Hanne Vandenbussche, Sofie De Schryver, Geert Van Hove
    Pages 179-192
  10. Nancy La Monica, Vera Chouinard
    Pages 193-209
  11. Alexis N. Petri, Ronda J. Jenson, Arden D. Day, Carl F. Calkins
    Pages 211-231
  12. Joanne Cassar
    Pages 245-258
  13. Matthew Wappett
    Pages 259-276

About this book


This book draws from various fields of knowledge, in an effort to theorise, create new and innovative conceptual platforms and develop further the hybrid idea of discourses around social inclusion and youth (from policy, practice and research perspectives). Youth: Responding to lives – An international handbook attempts to fill the persistent gap in the problematisation and understanding of inclusion, communalism, citizenship – that are intertwined within the complex youth debate. It writhes and wriggles to highlight the interconnections between the encounters, events and endeavors in young people’s lives. The focus of this edited work is also intended to help us understand how young people shape their development, involvement, and visibility as socio-political actors within their communities. It is this speckled experience of youth that remains one of the most electrifying stages in a community’s lifecycle. Contributors to this text have engaged with notions around identity and change, involvement, social behavior, community cohesion, politics and social activism. The chapters offer an array of critical perspectives on social policies and the broad realm of social inclusion/exclusion and how it affects young people. This book essentially analyses equal opportunities and its allied concepts, including inequality, inequity, disadvantage and diversity that have been studied extensively across all disciplines of social sciences and humanities but now need a youth studies ‘application’.


community social exclusion social inclusion Youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Azzopardi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMalta

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