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Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers


The book critically engages with neo-liberal policies and media representations of youth austerity as a constructed social crisis but remaining the mechanism used by both government and media to exert control over young adults; It explores the diversity of intersections relating to youth marginality across social class, gender and racial boundaries; looking into contemporary theory of advanced youth marginality. It challenges the dominant notions of youth ‘underclass’ and marginalisation and the representation of ‘youth as trouble’ through participatory research methods to project young people ... More

Keywords: Youth Marginality, Intersectionality, Austerity, Poverty, Social Exclusion, Welfare Benefits, Social Inequality, Media Representations, Vulnerability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447330523
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shane Blackman, editor
Canterbury Christ Church University

Ruth Rogers, editor
Canterbury Christ Church University

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Foreword by

Robert MacDonald

Part One: Youth policy, pariahs and poverty

Part Two: Intersections of youth marginality: class, gender, ethnicity and education

Seven Leisure lives on the margins:(re)imagining youth in Glasgow’s East End

Susan Batchelor, Lisa Whittaker, Alistair Fraser and Leona Li Ngai Ling

Part Three: Resistance and ethnography?

End Matter