Perspectives on Children and Young People

Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity

Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth

Authors: Farrugia, David

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  • Unique theoretical framework, which demonstrates important connections between youth homelessness, identity and wider social changes influencing contemporary young people
  • Analyses the subjective, relational and embodied dimensions of the experience of homelessness within a coherent theory of youth homelessness
  • Extensive qualitative data in which young people from urban and rural areas describe the experience of homelessness in their own words
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This book explores the identities, embodied experiences, and personal relationships of young people experiencing homelessness, and analyses these in relation to the material and symbolic position that youth homelessness occupies in modern societies. Drawing on empirical research conducted in both urban and rural areas, the book situates young people’s experiences of homelessness within a theoretical framework that connects embodied identities and relationships with processes of social change. The book theorises a ‘symbolic economy of youth homelessness’ that encompasses the subjective, aesthetic, and relational dimensions of homelessness. This theory shows the personal, interpersonal and affective suffering that is caused by the relations of power and privilege that produce contemporary youth homelessness. The book is unique in the way in which it places youth homelessness within the wider contexts of inequality, and social change. Whilst contemporary discussions of youth homelessness understand the topic as a discrete ‘social problem’, this book demonstrates the position that youth homelessness occupies within wider social processes, inequalities, and theoretical debates, addressing theories of social change in late modernity and their relationship to the cultural construction of youth. These theoretical debates are made concrete by means of an exploration of an important form of contemporary inequality: youth homelessness.

About the authors

Dr David Farrugia holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is lecturer in Youth Sociology at the University of Newcastle. His expertise is in sociological understandings of youth, youth homelessness, and contemporary youth identities. David has conducted research in urban and rural communities on inequality and youth identity, focusing on the relationship between youth identities and inequalities in a context of social change. Dr Farrugia also contributes to debates in contemporary sociological theory concerning reflexivity and inequality, and on social practices in complex societies. David is the author of papers published in the British Journal of Sociology, Sociology, the Journal of Youth Studies and Current Sociology, as well as a number of scholarly book chapters.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth Homelessness in Late Modernity
Book Subtitle
Reflexive Identities and Moral Worth
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives on Children and Young People
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-685-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-685-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-684-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1278-5
Series ISSN
2365-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 172
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