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  • Youth on the Move

    Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices

    Kristiina Brunila, Lisbeth Lundahl (eds.)

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    The book addresses one of the most urgent social problems in many countries, the uncertain school-to-work transitions of young people. As a result, a ‘transition machinery’ has been created, consisting of various education and training measures realised by e.g. teachers and youth workers.

    The volume demonstrates that discourses related to youth transitions do not simply describe young adults but create them. For example, young people are expected to be active citizens who make themselves attractive to employers, and those who fail in doing so may be labelled having psychological deficiencies. When failing transitions, resulting in lack of higher education or unemployment, are treated as individual’s problems rather than rising from structural factors, the solutions are likewise individualized. The book thus underlines the importance of analysing power relations reflected by gender, health, social class, and ethnicity.

    The articles of the book combine perspectives from young people, policymakers, teachers, and youth workers in Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and England.

    The editors of the book are Kristiina Brunila, professor of social justice and equality in education at University of Helsinki, and Lisbeth Lundahl, professor of educational work at Umeå University.

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    Brunila K. & Lundahl L. (eds.) 2020. Youth on the Move: Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3
    Brunila, K. and Lundahl, L. (eds) (2020) Youth on the Move: Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3
    Brunila, Kristiina, and Lisbeth Lundahl, editors. Youth on the Move: Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices. Helsinki University Press, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3
    Brunila, K., & Lundahl, L. (Eds.). (2020). Youth on the Move: Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3
    Brunila, Kristiina, and Lisbeth Lundahl, eds. Youth on the Move: Tendencies and Tensions in Youth Policies and Practices. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3




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    Published on Feb. 3, 2020

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    206

    ISBN
    EPUB 978-952-369-010-3
    Mobi 978-952-369-011-0
    Paperback 978-952-369-008-0
    PDF 978-952-369-009-7

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-3



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