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

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22 Aug 2014

Federal budget 2014-15 fact sheet 2: work for the dole

The Tasmanian Council of Social Services has released a fact sheet that provides a rundown of changes that will occur as a result of the expanded work for the dole program being implemented. Original article 

22 Aug 2014

FUSE: Multicutural youth summit

FUSE is a three day summit in Sydney hosted by the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN), 22 - 24 October 2014. It will bring together the brightest young multicultural leaders from across Australia to build a national network of change-makers. Original article

22 Aug 2014

Australia's first sexting laws to be introduced

The new laws, which will be affect Victorians, will ensure that young people who receive or send raunchy but non-exploitative sexts are spared from child pornography offences and being placed on the sex offenders register. Original article

22 Aug 2014

Young philanthropists key for future

Young philanthropists are a 'greatest natural resource' and according to young social entrepreneur, Hunter Johnson, who spoke at the 2014 Youth in Philanthropy Graduation Ceremony in Melbourne, it is vital that Australia doesn’t leave them behind. Original article

22 Aug 2014

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