Drawing on Derridean deconstruction, Deconstructing youth
analyses the limits of dominant youth discourses, revealing the ways in
which commonsense assumptions about young people are marked by
contradictory expectations that actually function to create youth as a
'problem'. In response, Gabriel considers what a deconstructive approach
has to offer in terms of moving beyond these conceptual limits and in
opening up to more enabling possibilities for understanding youth.
Gabriel lectures in media and communication studies at Monash