Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847428714 Published November 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9781847428707 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only

For Youth Workers and Youth Work

Speaking Out for a Better Future

Doug Nicholls

Doug Nicholls

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

274 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2012
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847428714 Published November 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9781847428707 Published February 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Passionately argued, this book articulates a new and urgent case for youth work. Drawing on his extensive experience as a union leader for youth workers in the UK, Doug Nicholls argues for sweeping cultural change within the youth sector, identifying the important things youth workers have achieved and the major changes that must take place if they are to keep up with the radically altered world. Examining a wide range of theories from various practices, government policies, and international scholarship, he speaks to youth workers with wit, wisdom, and warmth about their lives.
Youth and Policy Journal
“For Youth Workers and Youth Work is an accessible, essential, and timely read for statutory and voluntary sector service managers, youth workers, educationalists, students, and policy makers interested in the well-being of young people in Britain both now and in the future, and how best to promote youth work. I strongly recommend it.” 
Contents
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part I: Recognition
1. What youth workers do
Part II: Political/economic contexts
2. Youth workers and neoliberalism
Part III: Political realities
3. Youth workers as workers
4. Youth workers as professionals
5. Youth workers as trade unionists
6. Youth workers as socialists
7. Youth workers and the state
Part IV: Professional demands
8. Youth workers in defence of youth work
9. Youth workers as negative activists
10. Youth workers as reflective, analytical practitioners
11. Youth workers as leaders
Part V: Future considerations
12. Youth work and inequality
13. Youth in a suspect society
14. New youth workers and new youth work

References and further reading
Index
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