Young People Making It Work
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Young People Making It Work : Continuity and Change in Rural Places

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Young People Making it Work examines a generation's lives in rural Australia over the last two decades. Against a backdrop of dramatic social, economic and environmental change, the book tells the story of how a generation of young people have strived to remain connected to the people and places that matter to them. It transcends the assumption that rural places are one of deficit and disadvantage to focus on the ways in which powerful narratives of belonging are conceptualised.Now aged in their late thirties, these are participants in the Youth Research Centre's Life Patterns longitudinal study who left school in the early 1990s. They are members of generation X, and like their peers in urban places, they have used education to achieve their goals. Their stories reveal the powerful influence of both family and place on the decisions they have made since leaving secondary school. Cuervo and Wyn draw on contemporary theory from sociology, cultural geography and youth studies to provide new insights about youth transitions and young adulthood that are relevant not only to the rural context but to all young people.show more

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  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 152 x 211 x 12.95mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • 0522860974
  • 9780522860979

About Hernan Cuervo

Hernan Cuervo is a Senior Researcher in the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and a Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.Johanna Wyn is the Director of the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and a Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.show more

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