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


Youth and youth culture are sometimes seen as seismographs of social and cultural changes, alerting us to new subjectivities and societal transformations. It might therefore seem reasonable to expect that the field of youth studies is a creative one, characterized by continual theoretical renewal and development. Concerns, however, have recently been expressed about the development of theory within this research field. In this chapter, we discuss this deadlock and introduce the contents of this book.


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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

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