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Chapter 4: New Adulthood, Youth and Identity
This chapter argues that some young people who are less successful at ‘doing school’ will construct alternative identities that sustain their sense of self. These identities are also mediated by changes that are taking place around adulthood. The chapter:
The making up of identities is a reflexive process. Identities are products of multiple, and often conflicting, discourses and practices. They are subject to aspects of biography-identity such as family ...