PPP Special Issue – Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)Imagined Futures

Devany, Chris, Formby, Adam, Hoolachan, Jennifer and McKee, Kim (2020) PPP Special Issue – Contemporary Youth: Precarity, Resistance and (Re)Imagined Futures. People, Place and Policy, 14 (2). pp. 85-89. ISSN 1753-8041

Full content URL: https://www.doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2020.2578296477

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Abstract

In recent years, the association between youth and precarity has become increasingly strengthened. Most commonly, youth precarity has been linked to the labour market (Shildrick et al., 2010; Crisp and Powell, 2017; Formby, 2017) and the housing market (McKee et al., 2020) although other social strata such as precarity of place (Banki, 2013) and precarious leisure (Batchelor et al., 2020) have also received attention. Deindustrialisation, forceful neoliberal politics, the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008, austerity measures and, most likely now, the social and economic costs of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated academic attention on young people with concern over how they are faring amid a complex web of unpredictable and insecure social structures and what consequences these will have for their futures.

Keywords:Precarity, work, youth, resistance
Subjects:L Social studies > L530 Youth Work
L Social studies > L310 Applied Sociology
L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:49233
Deposited On:13 May 2022 11:13

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