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

Exploring the issue of violence among young males in Australia

An article in The Conversation looks at the reasons why young men continue to behave violently in urban areas, and the culture of male violence generally. Original article

31 Oct 2014

Read about how important mobile phones are to our teens

The vast majority (89%) of 14–17-year-olds have mobiles; young people talk candidly about what they use them for. Original article

31 Oct 2014

CPR should be taught in schools

Young people are not immune from heart problems; a leading cardiologist would like to see CPR as part of the school curriculum so that more lives can be saved. Original story

31 Oct 2014

UN report card on young people makes for grim reading

UNICEF has just released a report card about child wellbeing in 41 countries, and the effected of the economic crisis in Europe have been marked for children and young people although Australia did relatively well. Original story

31 Oct 2014

Children of the recession: the impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries

This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article

30 Oct 2014

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