Young People and the Disruption of Everything

  • Shane B. DugganEmail author


This chapter examines how young people’s identities have been theorised within the changing economic and social conditions in Australia and internationally. It provides a timely reflection on how theories of ‘youth’ have taken up questions of mobility and digital transformation in the conditions of late modernity. It also examines conversations around the experiences and processes of youth transition, risk, individualisation, and ‘future-making’ within the context of the present Drawing on the example of the New South Wales State Government’s Youth Employment and Innovation Challenge, Duggan explores how shifts in young people’s conditions have been felt unevenly, resulting in the privileging of highly mobile biographies that take high aspirations and educational attainment as implicit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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