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The Question of Belonging in Youth Studies

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This chapter sets out the project of this book, which is to provide a critical analysis of the work that the concept of belonging does in youth studies. Belonging has emerged as a recurring theme in youth studies, yet it is largely taken for granted and often under-theorised. The ‘turn’ to belonging is reflected in research that captures the nuances of young people’s experiences at a local level, while also accounting for the global and institutional processes and structures that shape young people’s lives. Belonging has become a common framework used to recognise the challenges and opportunities of social, economic, technological and environmental change. This chapter offers an approach for evaluating the benefits and shortcomings of a belonging agenda in youth studies.

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Harris, A., Cuervo, H., Wyn, J. (2021). The Question of Belonging in Youth Studies. In: Thinking about Belonging in Youth Studies. Studies in Childhood and Youth. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75119-7_1

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