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Considering pro-ana as a sexual and gender youth subculture

I had the very great privilege to co-author a chapter with my supervisor, Professor Mary Jane Kehily, for the collection  Children, Sexuality and Sexualization recently published by Palgrave: 706 more words

Poster Presentation for Conference - An example

I was advised to publish my conference poster on my blog. So here it is. I’m extremely busy at the moment so am unable to dedicate the time to writing a blog on the process of putting together a poster for a conference. 59 more words


Guest Post: Dr. Lisa Whittaker on Young People & Leisure

No work doesn’t mean all play: how relevant is the concept of leisure for young people who are unemployed?

Following a recent talk at the… 1,201 more words


Guest Post: Seán Duffy - "The Dual Society: A Risk Postponed"

Seán Duffy is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on the future of ‘work’ and how it is perceived by young people during times of economic austerity. 1,344 more words


In Defence of Youth Transitions

In the last article I outlined a relatively new conceptual approach to the study of young people – that of youth generation. Proponents of this approach have argued that this way of looking at young people’s issues offers the best way of unpacking processes of change, continuity and particular processes embedding inequalities for young people growing up in contemporary society. 1,563 more words


I'm one of Thatcher's children - Youth and Generation

As a fully-paid up member of the loony left I was recently horrified to find out that in generational terms I am one of ‘Thatcher’s Children.’ 1,524 more words


From Being to Becoming - Young people and the project of the 'self'

Much research conducted with young people shows us that they place a high value on maintaining ‘balance’ in their lives. This generation, perhaps more than any other, has to live with the almost continual pressure to ‘achieve’ – to endlessly pursue self-development in order to stay ahead of the pack. 863 more words