Australian youth subcultures: On the margins and in the mainstream

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Australian youth subcultures

On the margins and in the mainstream

Edited by Rob White

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Australian Youth Subcultures: On the margins and in the mainstream

Edited by Rob White

ACYS Publishing
1999
ISBN 1 875236 46 5, 221pp

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Australian Youth Subcultures: On the margins and in the mainstream provides a new dimension on various aspects of contemporary youth cultures and subcultures.

The cultural universe of youth is dynamic, complex and exciting. This book explores the activities, attitudes, behaviours, images and experiences of young Australian people from widely diverse social backgrounds and personal circumstances.

The focus of the book is on everyday activities and life stories of young people as they negotiate their identities, their leisure time, their sexuality and their multiple places in society. From the streets to musical beats, grrrl power to detention centres, Australian Youth Subcultures provides a fascinating insight into the margins and mainstreams of youth culture today.

About the Editor  

 

Rob White is Professor is Chair of Sociology and Director of the Criminology Research Unit at the University of Tasmania's School of Sociology and Social Work. Professor White is an internationally respected scholar in the fields of youth studies, sociology and criminology. Among his books are: Youth & societyYouth subculturesNo space of their ownJuvenile justice; Crime & criminologyCrime & social controlCrime & societyControversies in environmental sociology;Crime prevention; and Crimes against nature. He has extensive practical experience in working with youth and community workers, police services, teachers, drug and alcohol workers, government policymakers and academic researchers.

 

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