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SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

by Pam Alldred, Fin Cullen, Kathy Edwards and Dana Fusco SAGE Publications Ltd
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Hbk 672 pages
AU$291.00 NZ$295.65
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Showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms, and in locations from around the world.

Introduction - Pam Alldred, Fin Cullen, Kathy Edwards, and Dana Fusco
PART 1: Approaches to Youth Work Across Time and Place
Chapter 1: Defining Youth Work: exploring the boundaries, continuity and diversity of youth work practice - Trudi Cooper
Chapter 2: How to Support Young People in a Changing World: The sociology of generations and youth work - Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn
Chapter 3: Looking over our shoulders: Youth work and its history - Anthony Jeffs
Chapter 4: Some conceptions of youth and youth work in the United States - Dana Fusco
Chapter 5: Youth Work as a Colonial Export - Kathy Edwards and Ismail Shaafee
Chapter 6: Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India - Roshni K. Nuggehalli
Chapter 7: The Impact of Neoliberalism Upon the Character and Purpose of English Youth Work and Beyond - Tony Taylor, Paula Connaughton, Tania de St Croix, Bernard Davies, and Pauline Grace
Chapter 8: Youth Work in England: A Profession with a Future - Helen M.F. Jones
Chapter 9: Precarious Practices with Risky Subjects? Policy and Practice Explorations in the UK and Europe - Fin Cullen and Simon Bradford
Chapter 10: Undoing Sexism and Youth Work Practice: Seeking Equality, Unsettling Ideology, Affirming Difference - A UK Perspective - Janet Batsleer
Chapter 11: Intersectionality and Resistance in Youth Work: Young People, Peace and Global 'Development' in a Racialized World - Momodou Sallah, Mike Ogunnusi and Richard Kennedy
Chapter 12: Youth Work and Social Pedagogy: Reflections from the UK and Europe - Kieron Hatton
Chapter 13: 21st Century Youth Work: Life Under Global Capitalism - Hans Skott-Myhre and Kathleen Skott-Myhre
PART 2: Professional Work With Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire
Chapter 14: Participation, Empowerment and Democracy: Engaging with Young People's Views - Philippa Collin, Girish Lala, and Leo Fieldgrass
Chapter 15: Faith-based Youth Work: Education, Engagement and Ethics - Graham Bright, Naomi Thompson, Peter Hart, and Bethany Hayden
Chapter 16: Together we Walk: The Importance of Relationship in Youth Work with Refugee Young People - Jen Couch
Chapter 17: Screaming Aloud from the da old plantation down-under: Youth Work on the margins in Aotearoa New Zealand - Fiona Beals, Peter-Clinton Foaese, Martini Miller, Helen Perkins and Natalie Sargent
Chapter 18: Promoting Children First Youth Work in the Youth Justice System and Beyond - Stephen Case and Rachel Morris
Chapter 19: Critical Street Work: the politics of working (in) outside institutions - Michael Whelan and Helmut Steinkellner
Chapter 20: Youth Work, Arts Practice and Transdisciplinary Space - Frances Howard, Steph Brocken, and Nicola Sim
Chapter 21: Fringe Work - Street-level Divergence in Swedish Youth Work - Björn Andersson
Chapter 22: The Alchemy of work with Young Women - Susan Morgan and Eliz McArdle
Chapter 23: Supporting Trans And/Or Non-Binary Young People: UK Methods and Approaches - Catherine McNamara
PART 3: Values and Ethics in Work with Young People
Chapter 24: An Ethics of Caring in Youth Work Practice - Joshua Spiers and David Giles
Chapter 25: Relationship Centrality in Work with Young People with Experience of Violence - Daniel Jupp Kina
Chapter 26: Reflective Practice: Gaze, Glance and Being a Youth Worker - Jo Trelfa
Chapter 27: The Challenges for British Youth Workers of Government Strategies to 'Prevent Terrorism' - Paul Thomas
Chapter 28: The Politics of Gang Intervention in New England, USA: Knowledge, Partnership, and Youth Transformation - Ellen Foley, Angel Guzman, Miguel Lopez, Laurie Ross, Jennifer Safford-Farquharson, with Katie Byrne, Egbert Pinero, and Ron Waddell
Chapter 29: Coercion in Sexual Relationships: Challenging Values in school-based work - Jo Heslop
Chapter 30: Youth & Community Approaches To Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation: South African and UK Project Experiences - Kate D'Arcy, Roma Thomas, and Candice Wallas
Chapter 31: Allies, Not Accomplices: What Youth Work can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements - Wolfgang Vachon and Tim McConnell
Chapter 32: The Challenges of Using a Youth Development Approach in a Mental Health and Addictions Service for Young People - Mark Wood
Chapter 33: Gaze Interrupted: Speaking back to Stigma with Visual Research - Victoria Restler and Wendy Luttrell
Chapter 34: The Ethical Foundations of Youth Work as an International Profession - Howard Sercombe
Chapter 35: Youth Work at the End of Life? - Rajesh Patel
PART 4: Current Challenges, Future Possibilities
Chapter 36: Youth Work Practices in Conflict Societies: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities - Ken Harland and Alastair Scott-McKinley
Chapter 37: Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana - Marion Thomson and Kodzo Chapman
Chapter 38: Roma Youth and Global Youth Work - Brian Belton
Chapter 39: Community Development with Young People - Exploring a New Model - Helen Bartlett and Adam Muirhead
Chapter 40: Returning to Responsive Youth Work in New York City - Susan Matloff-Nieves, Tanya Wiggins, Jennifer Fuqua, Marisa Ragonese, Steve Pullano, and Gregory Brender
Chapter 41: Uncomfortable Knowledge and the Ethics of Good Practice in Australia's Offshore Refugee Detention Centers - Judith Bessant and Rob Watts
Chapter 42: The Evolution of Youth Empowerment: From Programming to Partnering - Heather Ramey and Heather Lawford
Chapter 43: Towards a Shared Vision of Youth Work: Developing a Worker-Based Youth Work Curriculum - Tomi Kiilakoski, Viljami Kinnunen, and Ronnie Djupsund
Chapter 44: Evaluating Youth Work in its Contexts - Sue Cooper and Anu Gretschel
Conclusion - Dana Fusco, Pam Alldred, Kathy Edwards, and Fin Cullen

Pam Alldred is reader in sociology and youth studies in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University London, UK. She has researched sexualities and sex & relationship education, gendered and sexual violence, and the views of children and young people, lesbian mothers and young mothers on inequalities and education and social policy issues.