Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Class, Culture and Youth Training

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      Pages 1-20
  3. Cultural Experiences on the Scheme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
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      Pages 23-43
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      Pages 44-73
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      Pages 74-98
  4. Wider Cultural Forms, Sites and Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Robert G. Hollands
      Pages 161-179
    3. Robert G. Hollands
      Pages 180-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-235

About this book


This lively, ethnographic study examines the transition, experiences and cultural identities developed amongst a group of young working class people, as they make their way through the established government training schemes. The book uncovers a series of distinct transitions into the world of work, discusses their wider effects on the home, community, leisure, politics, sexuality and ethnicity and assesses the influence such changes will have upon the future of the labour movement.


community culture Ethnographic Study gender government identity labour movement politics race school work youth

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