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Youth and Social Class

Enduring Inequality in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand

  • Alan France
  • Steven Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 1-7
  3. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 9-38
  4. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 39-67
  5. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 69-99
  6. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 101-134
  7. Alan France, Steven Roberts
    Pages 135-141
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses the recent marginalisation of class theory in youth sociology. The authors argue for the importance of reinstating class analysis as central to understanding young people’s lives in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Their analysis recognises that in periods of social change, class relationships and processes can and do get reconfigured, but by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, they show that class, while being dynamic, remains core to shaping the everyday lives of young people.

Students and scholars across a range of areas including the sociology of youth, sociology of education, social work and social policy will find this book of interest.

Keywords

Bourdieu Sociology society generations Aboriginal

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan France
    • 1
  • Steven Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1. School of Social SciencesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Monash University ClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57829-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57828-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57829-7
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