‘CADJAN – KIDUHU’
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Foreword by Thanos Morphitis O.B.E.IntroductionBrian BeltonAbout the Authors
Professionalizing Youthwork: A Global Perspective
Hip Hop Is Dead! Youthwork in a State of Decline? Synopsis
The Social Architecture of Youth Work Practice
Building a New Common: Youth Work and the Question of Transitional Institutions of Care
Compassion and the ‘Colonial Mentality’: Pretoria
Leadership Training for Youth: A Response to Youth Rebellion?
Current Issues in Youth Work Training in the Major English-Speaking Countries
|Youth Policies in the Nordic Countries
The Development and Implementation of Youth Policy in Malta
Brief on Youth in Contemporary Croatian Society
Demanding Lives, Diffi cult Paths
Hello, Everyone! We Are Glad to Welcome You on the Summer Session of Pilgrim!: Pilgrim (Barnaul, Russia)
The German YMCA in Tension between Institutionalization
Youth Engagement in the Gitano Associative Movement in Catalonia: Emerging “Youthscapes”