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Inventing adulthoods: a biographical approach to youth transitions

Henderson, Sheila J.; Holland, Janet; McGrellis, Sheena; Sharpe, Sue and Thomson, Rachel (2006). Inventing adulthoods: a biographical approach to youth transitions. London, UK: Sage Publications in association with the Open University.

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Abstract

'Inventing Adulthoods' offers a groundbreaking new perspective on young people's experiences of growing up at the turn of the 21st century, arguing that a biographical approach is vital to understanding the holistic and dynamic character of their lives. Based on a study of a diverse group of young people over a 10 year period, the book explores high profile policy issues - education, employment, drugs, violence and well-being. It also considers the significance of things that mean the most to young people themselves: mobility, home, belonging, intimacy and social life.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-4129-3068-5, 978-1-4129-3068-0
Keywords: youth; transitions; social policy; education; employment; drugs; well-being; biography
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6432
Depositing User: Rachel Thomson
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6432
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