© 1997

Rethinking the Youth Question

Education, Labour and Cultural Studies

  • Authors

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 The book includes three major unpublished pieces and an introduction which discusses the nature of the collection, and sets it in both a personal and political context.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

About the authors

PHIL COHEN is Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of London, where he currently directs the New Ethnicities Unit. He was editor, with Angela McRobbie, of the Macmillan 'Youth Questions' series. His latest book is Not Just the Same Old Stories - Essays and Interventions in Racism's Other Scenes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rethinking the Youth Question
  • Book Subtitle Education, Labour and Cultural Studies
  • Authors P. Cohen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-63147-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-63148-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25390-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Youth Culture
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