For youth workers and youth work
Speaking out for a better future
- Doug Nicholls
- Paperback, 288 pages, 198 x 129 mm
- 22 Sep 2012
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
“This is a powerful, wide ranging and thought provoking book which needs to be read by a wider audience than just those involved in working directly with young people.” Kevin Donnelly
"a refreshing and illuminating read"
Children and Young People Now
"Extremely accessible, this will challenge and appeal to youth workers, students, academics and policy makers alike. Essential and timely reading."
Kev Henman, Divisional Youth Officer, Devon Youth Service
"Doug Nicholls' message - the need for a new youth work for a new century - is sometimes polemical, often provocative, invariably partisan and always passionate. But it is principled, and it is essential that we reflect carefully on his words."
Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, University of Glamorgan
About This Book
In this unique and passionate book, Doug Nicholls proposes a cultural revolution within youth work. He draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today. He speaks with wit, wisdom and warmth to youth workers about their craft. Yet he takes no intellectual prisoners in proposing a new role for youth work in the struggle for social justice. No student or practitioner should miss it.
Author BiographyDoug Nicholls has been a professional and trade union leader of youth workers for over thirty years. He has written extensively on the history of unionisation in the sector and youth work, and produced unique publications on key issues in practice. His advocacy for youth work and youth workers throughout the UK and Ireland have put him in the forefront of debates about theory and practice and much of this experience is distilled into this new publication.
What youth workers do
Youth work and neoliberalism in Britain
Youth workers as workers
Youth workers as trade unionists
Youth workers as professionals
Youth workers as socialists
Youth workers in defence of youth work
Youth work and positive activities and holiday camps
Youth workers as leaders
Youth workers as reflective analytical practitioners
Youth workers and the state
Youth workers and internationalism
Youth work and inequality
Youth in a suspect society
New youth workers, new youth work.
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