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Shane Blackman & Alan France

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Chapter 12: Youth Marginality under ‘Postmodernism’

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Youth Marginality under ‘Postmodernism’
Youth marginality under ‘postmodernism’
ShaneBlackman and AlanFrance

This chapter will focus on how the academic discourse on youth culture and citizenship has produced understandings of social and cultural processes relating to the status of young people in society. It will examine the way that academics, interested in youth issues within a British national context, have theorized both the notion of ‘youth culture’ and ‘citizenship’. The discussion will explore how these concepts may be interconnected while also examining the extent to which they have been constructed in a theoretical discourse around either the notion of inclusion; linked to all young people, or exclusion; relating to only a small minority. In considering these issues we shall also discuss whether theoretical arguments give agency to young ...

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