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

Fears held for vulnerable youth

Youth workers are concerned that hundreds of vulnerable teenagers will be at risk of falling through the cracks when Youth Connections, a national youth support program, closes at the end of the month. Original article

19 Dec 2014

Young people urged to be flexible

The head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, Luke Sayers, says being flexible is critical for young graduates. He also suggests they try new things, take risks, start their own business, and know who they are and what they value. Original article

18 Dec 2014

Gillard to become a director of beyondblue

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to join the board of the national mental-health not-for-profit beyondblue, which was founded by former Victorian  Premier Jeff Kennett. Original article

18 Dec 2014

NSW Advocate for Children and Young People appointed

Acting Secretary General of the ChildFund Alliance Andrew Johnson has been appointed as NSW’s first Advocate for Children and Young People. He will represent the interests of all young people under the age of 25, giving them a strong voice on government policies, programs and decisions that impact on their lives. Original article

18 Dec 2014

Happy 25th birthday Infoxchange!

From a modest start in 1989 in a garage in suburban Melbourne, today Infoxchange is leading the way in providing technology to the not-for-profit sector and building a more digitally inclusive society with over 100 staff and volunteers delivering technology for social justice across Australia and New Zealand. Original article

18 Dec 2014

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