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Pam Alldred, Fin Cullen, Kathy Edwards & Dana Fusco

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter : Introduction

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Pam Alldred Fin Cullen Kathy Edwards Dana Fusco

This Handbook documents and celebrates professional work with young people as it is practised in diverse forms around the world (although the relations to ‘the professional’ are varied and contested). It argues for recognition of the value of youth work for communities, and for societies, as well as for individuals. It demonstrates the urgency of this work in times of increasing globalisation, social division and entrenched nationalism, racism and individualism, in the context of the prevalence of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and of macho posturing by international leaders that most of us would not accept in a youth project, classroom, playground, office, or ...

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