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

Support in tough times: Encouraging young people to seek help for their friends

A new report developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) and the NSW Mental Health Commission shows schools can improve the lives of students by recognising the important role of friends in seeking adult help for young people with mental health problems. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Researchers using social media for youth study

The Hunter Research Foundation will use social media as part of a study into why many young people find it difficult to transition from education to employment. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Equity in education

A number of recent reports and reviews look at ways to provide education equality in Australia. More information

24 Oct 2014

Radicalisation of youth: Current discussion

The concern for the involvement of young Australians in ISIS activities has been growing. Recent discussion has turned to looking at policy development as a way of addressing the issue. More information

24 Oct 2014

What sort of people do we want young Australians to be?

Andrew Peterson, Senior Lecturer in History and Civics Education at the University of South Australia, discusses the recommendations from the Review of the Australian Curriculum and the noted absence of moral and ethical development in past curricula. Original article

24 Oct 2014

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