Youth Studies in Transition: Culture, Generation and New Learning Processes

  • Thomas Johansson
  • Marcus Herz

Part of the Young People and Learning Processes in School and Everyday Life book series (YPLP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 11-28
  4. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 29-40
  5. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 41-53
  6. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 55-71
  7. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 73-86
  8. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 87-106
  9. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 107-126
  10. Thomas Johansson, Marcus Herz
    Pages 127-133
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book


This book provides an updated and fresh introduction to recent theoretical developments in youth studies. It expands upon these developments and introduces new discussions and perspectives. It presents three central theoretical traditions in youth studies, and explores the possibilities of redefining some of the central concepts, but also of combining different theoretical perspectives. After depicting the theoretical landscape of youth studies, the book explores generations and new subjectivities. Next, it examines subcultures and transitional spaces, mediatization and learning processes. One chapter is set aside for a discussion on the body, the self and habitus, and this is followed by a chapter on postcolonial spaces. Before presenting its conclusions, the book delves into the development of youth studies, theory and everyday life. All together the book taps into what is happening in the everyday lives of young people, and employs a methodology that can be used to create bridges between young people’s voices and experiences on the one hand and societal and cultural transformations on the other. 


theories on youth in transition theories on youth culture influence on modernity theory theory development in the field of youth studies contemporary transitional processes learning process and the development of professional identities conceptual development in youth studies subcultures postcolonial theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Johansson
    • 1
  • Marcus Herz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Education, Communication and LearningUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03088-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03089-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5642
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5650
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