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Title: The antisocialisation of children and young people: undermining professionals and colonising everyday life
Authors: Waiton, Stuart
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Antisocial
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Youth and Policy
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the published version of this article, reproduced by permission of the publisher. Published version (c)Youth and Policy, available from http://www.youthandpolicy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=36&Itemid=68
Citation: Waiton, S. 2010. The antisocialisation of children and young people: undermining professionals and colonising everyday life. Youth and Policy. 105: pp.37-49. Available from http://www.youthandpolicy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=36&Itemid=68
Abstract: This paper analyses the changing nature of relationships between adults and young people. Adopting aspects of the work of Frank Furedi, the question of the socialisation of children is addressed. It is argued that the problematisation of behaviour, coupled with the development of new state and institutional processes, has led to a growing spread of ‘professional’ and contractual involvement in everyday life. This is something that relates to and is accelerated by the emergence of micro-politics and micro-social policy over the last few decades. This colonisation of the lifeworld, it is argued, is increasingly formalising informal relationships and undermining spontaneous relationships between adults and young people. It also distorts the nature of professions and the relationships developed between them and young people. The real relationships between adults and young people are consequently being undermined and replaced by an ersatz form of socialisation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/718
ISSN: 0262-9798
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