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Tony Taylor, Paula Connaughton, Tania de St Croix, Bernard Davies & Pauline Grace

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 7: The Impact of Neoliberalism upon the Character and Purpose of English Youth Work and Beyond

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The Impact of Neoliberalism upon the Character and Purpose of English Youth Work and Beyond
The Impact of Neoliberalism upon the Character and Purpose of English Youth Work and Beyond
Tony Taylor Paula Connaughton Tania de St Croix Bernard Davies Pauline Grace
Introduction

This chapter argues that the present state of English youth work exemplifies the corrosive influence of neoliberal capitalism upon its character and purpose. It is offered as a contribution to a collective understanding of how youth workers might criticise and resist on a national and international level neoliberalism’s arrogant contention that there is no alternative. Our analysis is politically committed, stemming from our involvement in the In Defence ...

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