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Author Wallace, Claire, 1956-

Title Youth in society : the construction and deconstruction of youth in East and West Europe / Claire Wallace and Sijka Kovatcheva.

Published Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

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 UniM Bail  305.235094 WALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-239) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Towards an Understanding of Youth in Europe -- 2. Modernization and the Construction of Youth -- 3. Transitions in Education, Training and Work -- 4. Family Transitions -- 5. Youth Culture, Sub-cultures and Consumerism -- 6. Young People's Political Values and Participation -- 7. Conclusions: Postmodernization and the Deconstruction of Youth.
Summary This book seeks to explore how the lives of young people were shaped by the dramatic changes taking place in Europe over the last hundred years. They are not looked at as simply the passive products of change, since they have at all times had an active part in constructing these changes. The authors look at processes of modernization (industrialization, development of welfare states and education systems, urbanization) and the different ways in which this took place in the context of Communism and welfare capitalism and how this "constructed" youth. They go on to consider the processes of post-modernization, including the fragmentation and privatization of the state, the reconstruction of labor market and education systems, de-industrialization, the importance of popular youth culture and how this "deconstructed" youth.
Other author Kovatcheva, Sijka.
Subject Youth -- Europe -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0312215517 (cloth)