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Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Rachel Thomson


The process of becoming an adult in contemporary times is fragmented and unequal, shaped by chance, choice and timing. This book presents a unique approach to understanding the changing face of youth transitions, addressing the question of how gender identities are constituted in late modern culture. It follows individual lives over time, enabling the reader to witness gender identities in the making and breathing new life into static analytic models. At the heart of the book are vivid in-depth accounts of four young lives, emblematic of broader biographical trends. These accounts reveal how i ... More

Keywords: youth transitions, gender identities, inequalities, privileges, personal relationships, schooling, work, play, social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420510
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Thomson, author