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12 Pre-assembling Our Young: Points of Movement in Post-Austerity Ireland

  • Annelies Kamp
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Abstract

The chapter offers something of a post-critical reading of youth transition through and beyond secondary school towards some form of work in the context of the Republic of Ireland (Ireland). The chapter takes material-semiotic tools, media reportage and extant research to consider what I refer to as the ‘pre-assemblage’ of young people moving through, and beyond, second-level school in what appears as some kind of post-austerity context. In doing this, the chapter brings into focus actors, both distant and local, human and nonhuman, who in various ways shape and form, by subtle and not-so-subtle means, and contribute, or impede, the movement of young people beyond a primary engagement with formal education and the consequences of this for young people’s health and well-being, broadly defined.

Keywords

Young People Point System Qualification Framework Irish People Youth Unemployment Rate 
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  • Annelies Kamp
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  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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