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Roshni K. Nuggehalli

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 6: Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India

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Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India
Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India
Roshni K. Nuggehalli
Introduction

Amidst shifting political and social contracts in India, young people are positioned as a peg onto which several aspirations are simultaneously hooked. They are viewed as a labour force that can propel economic growth, as a troubled homogeneity that must be restrained, and also as a canvas to be imbued with an often divisive political agenda. The meanings and manifestations of youth work in this context have moved along the spectrum of inertia to dynamism. This chapter will open with a critical comparison of the Indian context with global trends (Bradford and Cullen, 2014; Davies, 2013; among others), emphasising the ...

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