Rethinking the Youth Question

Education, Labour and Cultural Studies

  • Authors
  • Phil Cohen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Phil Cohen
      Pages 1-18
  3. Class, Gender and ‘Race’ in Urban Youth Culture

  4. Transitional Subjects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Phil Cohen
      Pages 179-249
    3. Phil Cohen
      Pages 250-271
  5. Unsentimental Education

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-414

About this book


Bringing together material written over the past two decades, this book traces a history of political and intellectual debates around central issues of education, labour and the youth question. An argument is made for linking the cultural, structural and autobiographical dimensions of the youth question in order to engage educationally with the burden of representation which young people are made to carry via race, class and sexuality in the postmodern world. The book includes three major unpublished pieces and an introduction which discusses the nature of the collection, and sets it in both a personal and political context.


Cultural Studies culture education gender

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