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Target cultures and performativity

Tania De St Croix

in Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Despite policy rhetoric about the need to strip away target cultures, most grassroots youth workers in England (as elsewhere) experience extensive monitoring and performance management systems. This ... More


Introduction

Tania De St Croix

in Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Grassroots youth workers are passionate about their work with young people, while being uncomfortable with – and sometimes opposed to - the consequences of the policy context in which they work. In ... More


‘Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey’ LGBT histories: community archives as boundary objects

Niamh Moore

in Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447341895
eISBN:
9781447341970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341895.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter offers a ‘wibbly-wobbly’ account of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (LGBT) community history and archiving project, How We Got Here. The project was initiated by The Proud ... More


Surveillance on the street

Tania De St Croix

in Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores youth work's uncomfortable role in the tracking and surveillance of young people, focusing in particular on detached (street-based) youth workers. Detached workers are ... More


Who Are “Youth-at-Risk”?

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The phrase “youth-at-risk” refer to those who are affiliated with street gangs; those who are drop outs or may drop out from school; and those who abuse substances, are engaged in casual sex, and ... More


Practising differently

Tania De St Croix

in Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores the work of a small grassroots youth workers' cooperative, Voice of Youth, set up by young people and youth workers in 2011. At the centre of the chapter is a series of ... More


Introduction

Mike Seal and Pete Harris

in Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447323099
eISBN:
9781447323112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323099.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In this chapter, the authors introduce the ‘problem’ of youth violence, as well as introducing the youth workers who attempt to redress this problem through youth work. The authors state that they ... More


Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Tania De St Croix

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book provides a rich and detailed understanding of the experiences and perspectives of grassroots youth workers in England. Drawing on three years of qualitative research and written by an ... More


Reclaiming Our Youth: Policing and Protesting Juvenile Injustice

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses post-civil rights activists in the juvenile justice reform movement (JJRM) from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. It examines how the JJRM's movement infrastructure, along with ... More


Responding at the personal (P) level

Mike Seal and Pete Harris

in Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447323099
eISBN:
9781447323112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323099.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines how workers can respond on a personal, individual level to youth violence. The authors illustrate how the unpredictable nature of the physical and social space in which youth ... More


Critical youth and community work and its struggle with white standards

Rick Bowler

in Community Organising Against Racism: Race', Ethnicity and Community Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333746
eISBN:
9781447333791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333746.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The chapter counters the dominant idea that Britain is post-racial by illuminating attempts by black and minority ethnic (BME) community and white youth workers to work with BME and white young ... More


Now you see them – now you don’t: institutions in child protection policy

Tuija Eronen, Riitta Laakso, and Tarja Pösö

in Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents an actual description of residential child protection in Finland. The material is interpreted on the basis of culture and child protection policy. In Finland, practitioners from ... More


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