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Perspectives on Children and Young People

Youth and Violent Performativities

Re-Examining the Connection Between Young People and Violence

Authors: Lohmeyer, Ben A.

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  • Addresses the gap between the sociology of violence and youth sociology and examines the potential for research, policy, and practice 
  • Outlines the connections between youth sociology and structural and cultural violence with supporting empirical evidence 
  • Reveals a global narrative of youth in which young people are pushed into performing sanctioned violence
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This book challenges the dominant narrative of young people being a uniquely violent group. Instead, the book critically examines how young people become violent as they enact and resist the available violent performativities in youth. It focuses on the experiences of 28 young people in Australia who are subjected to violence, who use violence and who resist violence. A critical analysis of these young people’s “messy” stories facilitates a reframing of the physical violence routinely attributed to young people as a product of violating systems and structures. 
The author constructs a converging theoretical landscape to re-examine youth, violence and resistance at the intersection of the sociology of violence and the sociology of youth. Drawing on interviews with young Australians, the book makes a valuable contribution to contemporary international scholarship on youth and violence, while also examining the potential for complicity to violence in youth research and practice. In doing so it offers youth scholars and practitioners a framework for reassessing their theoretical frameworks and methods for studying and working with young people in connection with violence.

About the authors

Dr Ben Lohmeyer is a youth sociologist and youth worker. He is an Adjunct Researcher at Flinders University and Head of Youth Work at Tabor. Ben’s research interests include youth, violence and youth work practice. Ben has worked in a range of youth work settings concerning issues of justice, violence and peacebuilding. He has published in international journals including the Journal of Youth Studies, Current Sociology and Qualitative Research. Ben holds a Ph.D. from Flinders University.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth and Violent Performativities
Book Subtitle
Re-Examining the Connection Between Young People and Violence
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives on Children and Young People
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5542-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5542-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5541-1
Series ISSN
2365-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 177
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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