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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Sociology, Youth and Youth Work Practice

ISBN 9780230237988
Publication Date October 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Working with Young People

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.

DR. SIMON BRADFORD is Reader in Social Science in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care and Director of the Centre for Youth Work Studies at Brunel University, UK. Prior to working at Brunel University, he worked for 13 years in residential social work and youth and community work. He has published widely in books and academic journals in the field of education, social policy and young people. He has worked as an external examiner at a number of other higher education institutions.

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Being Somewhere: Youth, Space and Place
Living in a World of Change and Constancy: Globalisation, Citizenship and Young People
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