One step forward, one step Beck: A contribution to the ongoing conceptual debate in youth studies

Roberts, Steven D. (2012) One step forward, one step Beck: A contribution to the ongoing conceptual debate in youth studies. Journal of Youth Studies, 15 (3). pp. 389-401. ISSN 1367-6261. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.663896) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In a time of rapid and unprecedented social change, the concepts we use to make sense of the ways in which young people understand and interact with the world are very much under the microscope. Some researchers argue that we need to reinvigorate our conceptual repertoire, while others argue that our theoretical tool box still has the capacity to consider continuities as well as change. Building on an earlier paper, this article provides a rejoinder to recent contributions to this debate written by Woodman and Threadgold. Attending to some misunderstandings, misinterpretations and oversights, the article aims to clarify and re-emphasise some important points I have made previously. In particular, the article argues for a coherent and comprehensive critical review of Beck's corpus before we uncritically and readily incorporate his perspectives into our ways of theorising the contemporary social world. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Beck, Bourdieu, social change, social class, youth sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 08:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39013 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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