New Book: ‘CADJAN – KIDUHU’ Global Perspectives on Youth Work

Global Perspectives on Youth Work
Brian Belton (Ed.)
In this book academics, practitioners and scholars from all over the planet present relatively heterogeneous perspectives to produce something of the homogenous whole that youth work might be understood to be. This promotes the understanding that to lock down youth work in notional stasis (bolt it into a ‘carceral archipelago’) would be the antithesis of practice, which would effectively destroy it as youth work. Other writers have effectively tried to achieve just this, or perhaps identified (put a flag in) what they see (or want to be) the ‘core’ of youth work practice.
But youth work is not an apple. A global and historical perspective of youth work shows it to be a relentlessly developing range of responses to a persistently growing and shifting range of phenomena, issues and directions presented by and to societies and the young people in those societies. Here the authors offer a set of responses from within the incessantly metamorphosing field that can generically be called ‘youth work’; they do this in this time, from many places and a diversity of identities, but they all identify what they present professionally and/or academically with what they agree to be the glorious rainbow palette that youth work is.




Foreword by Thanos Morphitis O.B.E.IntroductionBrian BeltonAbout the Authors


Professionalizing Youthwork: A Global Perspective

Brian Belton

Hip Hop Is Dead! Youthwork in a State of Decline? Synopsis

Curtis Worrell

The Social Architecture of Youth Work Practice

Dana Fusco

Building a New Common: Youth Work and the Question of Transitional Institutions of Care

Hans Skott-Myhre

Compassion and the ‘Colonial Mentality’: Pretoria

Brian Belton


Leadership Training for Youth: A Response to Youth Rebellion?

Harini Amarasuriya

Current Issues in Youth Work Training in the Major English-Speaking Countries

Jennifer Brooker

Youth Policies in the Nordic Countries

Helena Helve

The Development and Implementation of Youth Policy in Malta

Miriam Teuma

Brief on Youth in Contemporary Croatian Society

Emina Bužinki‑


Demanding Lives, Diffi cult Paths

Indra Khera

Hello, Everyone! We Are Glad to Welcome You on the Summer Session of Pilgrim!: Pilgrim (Barnaul, Russia)

Sofya Gileva

The German YMCA in Tension between Institutionalization

and Movement

Günter Lücking

Youth Engagement in the Gitano Associative Movement in Catalonia: Emerging “Youthscapes”

Anna Mirga


Brian Belton


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