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

More students in higher ed, but it’s no more representative

While access to higher education has broadened, those students classified as disadvantaged are not necessarily participating at equitable or representative rates. Original article

28 Jul 2014

Synthetic drugs continue to evolve in Australia as governments try bans, regulation

As new synthetic drugs are developed and made available, the debate over whether to ban or regulate their availability continues. Original article

28 Jul 2014

Indigenous HIV groups place future in hands of young and Elders

A new initiative called ANTHYM, the Aboriginal Nations Torres Strait Islander HIV Youth Mob, was recently launched at the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS, held prior to this year's International AIDS Conference. Original article

28 Jul 2014

Pasifika youth in Melbourne 'at risk'

Many young people from Pacific Islander families living in Australia are living in a precarious economic situation and are considered 'at risk' as a result. Original article

28 Jul 2014

Ballarat program helps parents dealing with teen domestic violence

ABC's The World Today features a  new outreach program in Victoria is being trialled to help parents and siblings who feel under threat from violent adolescents. Original article

28 Jul 2014

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