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By Robert MacDonald, Jane Marsh

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ISBN-13: 9781403904867

How do teens get via in demanding instances and tough areas? Have they develop into a "lost iteration" disconnected from society's mainstream? Do well known rules approximately social exclusion or a welfare-dependent underclass rather hook up with the lived studies of the so-called "disaffected," "disengaged" and "difficult-to-reach"? in accordance with close-up study with younger women and men from localities discomfort social exclusion in severe shape, Disconnected formative years? will attract all those who find themselves attracted to figuring out and tackling the issues of transforming into up in Britain's terrible neighborhoods.

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Status zer0 young people, if renewed effort is not made to integrate them into training and labour market structures, may be the first generation for whom the underclass is a social reality rather than a political and ideological device. (Williamson, 1997: 81) These sort of respectable fears about the social exclusion of young people have been central to recent programmes of youth research in the UK. The majority of projects within both the recent ESRC and JRF programmes (see note 1) were, to different extents, interested in the transitions of vulnerable young people and in processes of social inclusion/exclusion.

1989; 1994; MacDonald and Coffield, 1991). An over-concentration of employment in a narrow range of large, manufacturing industries was bolstered by a state regional policy that purposefully sought to limit employment diversification in order to safeguard labour supply to ICI and British Steel. This made the local economy particularly vulnerable to the (inter)national recessions of the early 1970s and to increased global competition in manufacturing production. By the 1980s, 38 Disconnected Youth?

They conclude, however, that more complex, extended transitions present risks which are disproportionately borne by those sections of the youth population with the least resources with which to deal with them (Bates and Wilson, 2004). The sense of individual autonomy engendered by such transitions obscures the fact that existing social divisions are only being reproduced in different ways. We return to these ideas in chapter 10. Wider aspects of transition Critics of youth studies, and of the concept of transition in particular, have complained about its ‘bland discussions, most commonly of trends in employment and education patterns’ (Miles, 2000: 10).

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