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ACYS Publishing

Through the imprint of ACYS Publishing, ACYS produces quality reference books for the youth studies field, as well as textbooks for tertiary students.


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Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture 

This is the first book designed specifically to provide teachers of youth studies and related disciplines such as sociology with an introduction to the ways in which popular culture can be deployed in the classroom to scaffold student learning.
(2014) RRP $54.95 / SALE $36.80

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Adolescent wellbeing: Trends, issues and prospects


This collection presents a contemporary, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of adolescent wellbeing within an Australasian context that address the complexity of adolescent development in a holistic way.
(2013) RRP $59.95

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Youth subcultures: Theory, history and the Australian experience

Revised second edition
This is the classic text acknowledging the diversity of views and opinions on the nature and dynamics of youth subcultures.
(2014) RRP $59.95 / SALE $40.15

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Outrageous! Moral panics in Australia

This detailed examination of case studies explores not only the salience of the notion of moral panic in contemporary Australia, but also the relevance of moral panics in Australian history, the impact of new communication technologies and the demonisation of social categories, such as cultural minorities.
RRP $24.955 / SALE $16.70

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Doing youth work in Australia series

This three-volume resource is designed specifically for Australian youth workers and students of youth work courses. 

Available to purchase as complete series or individual titles below.

(2009/10) RRP $179.85 / SALE $120.50

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Doing youth work in Australia
Volume 1

Concepts and methods of youth work

This book, the first in a 3-book volume, considers key issues surrounding youth work as a career and a profession.
(2009/10) RRP $69.95
SALE $46.85

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Doing youth work in Australia
Volume 2

Youth work and youth issues

This book, the second in a 3-book series, looks at the interconnections between the issues faced by young people as they negotiate social institutions and cultural processes.
(2010) RRP $69.95
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Doing youth work in Australia
Volume 3

Youth work and social diversity

This book, the last in a 3-book series, acknowledges from a youth worker perspective, the diversity of Australian society in terms of culture, linguistics and a variety of social norms and ways of being.
(2010) RRP $69.95
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Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular music in Australia

At a time when Australian popular music is enjoying increasing international critical and commercial success, this wide-ranging new collection offers a critical revision of popular music's place in Australian society.
(2008) RRP $19.95 / SALE $13.35 + FREE POSTAGE

Researching youth

This collection of essays explores methodological issues in the field of youth studies, interrogates how we research youth, and links these discussions to contemporary theoretical debates in the social sciences.
(2000) RRP $14.95 / SALE $10.00

Against the odds: Young people and work

This book is the first book to bring together such a wide range of perspectives on the subject of young people and work, and is essential reading for youth and community workers, teachers, academics, policymakers, politicians, as well as young people.
(1998) RRP $14.95 / SALE $10.00

Youth, crime and the media

Leading Australian researchers and commentators explore how youth are represented in the media. This collection of papers shows how youth are too often represented as a threat to law and order, morality or community standards, and how the media can be used as an expression of youth culture.
(1997) RRP $14.95 / SALE $10.00

Ethnic minority youth in Australia: Challenges and myths

From Vietnamese-Australian youth in Sydney's Cabramatta, to Muslim students in Port Hedland, this book provides stimulus for discussion, activity and further research, revealing much about Australian society's basic institutions, processes and structures and about the way we are dealing with questions of social justice, equity and human rights.
(1995) RRP $14.95 / SALE $10.00

Opting out: Early school leavers and the degeneration of youth policy      

This study by Peter Dwyer and the Youth Research Centre examines the causes and outcomes of early school leaving and considers policy implications and effective ways to respond to the issue.

(PDF ONLY) RRP $5.00 / SALE $0 - FREE!

And when she was bad: Working with young women in juvenile justice ... 

Statistics and common knowledge tell us that young women compose only a minority of the cases dealt with in the juvenile justice system. Given these small (in comparison to male) numbers, it is unsurprising to find that facilities and programs to accommodate the needs of these young women are fewer in number and narrower in scope than those available to young men.
(PDF ONLY) RRP $5.00  / SALE $0 - FREE!