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ERIC Number: EJ953472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Lost Youth in the Global City: Class, Culture and the Urban Imaginary
Nayak, Anoop; Williamson, Howard; Bjork, Mikela; Restler, Victoria; Anyon, Jean
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n1 p133-143 2012
This article presents a review of "Lost youth in the global city: class, culture and the urban imaginary," by Jo-Anne Dillabough and Jacqueline Kennelly. In many ways the "juke-box boys" would today form a stratum of the "lost youth" that Jo-Anne Dillabough and Jacqueline Kennelly discuss in their thoughtful account of young people on the urban fringe. Their study, based on fieldwork undertaken in Toronto and Vancouver, is guided by the "primary argument" that "youth subcultures are certainly not dead and neither is class". As Dillabough and Kennelly appreciate, the lives of young people today are at once more than local and less than global. Split into two sections and seven chapters, the first three chapters of "Lost Youth in the Global City" provide a comprehensive introduction to literature and theoretical approaches to youth, the types of theoretical concepts and ideas utilised, and the research methods and techniques deployed in the book. "Lost Youth in the Global City" is a theoretically accomplished book. The multiple research methods will encourage students in qualitative research to broaden the breadth of their activities and modes of data collection. Dillabough and Kennelly make a compelling argument that shows how the experiences of young people are sharply delineated across the fault-lines of race and class. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); Canada (Vancouver)