Youth subcultures: Theory, history and the Australian experience

Table of contents

Introduction  

Youth studies: Debate and diversity
Rob White

Part 1 Theory

Reassessing street kids: A critique of subculture theory 
Gordon Tait

Youth theory: Marx or Foucault? 
Howard Sercombe

Marxism and subculture 
Sean Moysey

Sub-versions: Feminist perspectives on youth subcultures 
Sandra Taylor

Cultural studies, youth culture and delinquency
Kerry Carrington

Part 2 Research

'Youth culture': Disturbing priorities?
Bruce Wilson and Johanna Wyn

Youth: Toward an ecological theory of value 
Tony Knight

Young people researching their own cultures 
Bev Beasley

Doing ethnography with young people: How and why?
Rob Watts

Young women’s complex lives and the idea of youth transitions
Jennifer Buchanan

Youth subcultures, deviancy and the media
Paul Walton

Part 3 History

On the streets: Working class youth culture in the nineteenth century
Lynette Finch

A patchwork: The life-worlds and 'cultures' of young Australians: 1900–1950
Judith Bessant

Bodgies and Widgies: Just working-class kids doing working-class things
Jon Stratton

Youth, class and subcultures in riots at the Bathurst bike races
Chris Cunneen and Rob Lynch

Reflections on youth subcultures
Kenneth Polk

Part 4 Experiences

Youth-generated cultures in Western Sydney
Linda Forrester

Aboriginal young people and youth subcultures
Dave Palmer & Len Collard

Like, I’ll tell you what happened from experience … Perspectives on Italo-Australian youth gangs in Adelaide
Paula M. Foote

Islands in the mainstream: Creating cultures of disability to control young people
Roger Slee and Sandy Cook

In: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Out: Jason Donovan: The current ins and outs of Tasmanian adolescent peer groups
Carey Denholm

Girls, schooling and subcultures of resistance
Linley Walker

Youth subcultures and resistance: Desperately seeking solutions
Mark McFadden

Youth culture and academic performance: The creation of counter-cultures
Jim Walker

Parliamentary committee finds six-month wait for welfare benefits would breach human rights

A bipartisan parliamentary report has found the Federal Government will breach its international obligations if it goes ahead with its budget proposal to force young jobseekers to wait six months for unemployment benefits. ABC News report  ACOSS and AYAC joint statement

30 Sep 2014

Reports on youth unemployment

The latest unemployment figures show that youth unemployment has hit a 12-year high of close to 15 percent. More information

30 Sep 2014

The National Survey of Professional Stakeholders: headspace Evaluation

The headspace program is currently being evaluated by researchers at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales on the extent and impact of collaboration between headspace and local services. Original article

30 Sep 2014

E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students

More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage students from low socio-economic families. Original article

30 Sep 2014

Game for anything

This article from The Age looks at MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) and their addictive nature and their effect young people's mental health. Original article

30 Sep 2014

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