Key Thinkers in Youth Sociology: Reflections on Andy Furlong's Legacy

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC34 Sociology of Youth (host committee)

Language: English

In this session youth sociologists critically reflect on the legacy of Andy Furlong's work in youth sociology. The presenters discuss their engagement with the research agendas that Andy Furlong has set over two decades. They reflect on the focus on social change, the concepts of risk and individualization, on the significance of labor market developments for young people and the opportunities and challenges of education for young people's lives. Furlong had a lifelong dedication to advocating for young people and a deep concern with equality and social justice. This session provides an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of this work and on the future directions for youth sociology.
Session Organizers:
Johanna WYN, Youth Research Centre The University of Melbourne, Australia and Dan WOODMAN, University of Melbourne, Australia
Oral Presentations
Marginal, Liminal and Traditional Employment: A Longitudinal Analysis of How Young Australians Fare in a Precarious Labour Market.
Hernan CUERVO, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Jennifer CHESTERS, University of Melbourne, Australia; Johanna WYN, Youth Research Centre, Australia
Andy Furlong and Japanese Young People
Akio INUI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Maki HIRATSUKA, Hosei University, Japan
Linking Past and Present: Working with Andy Furlong to Examine Changing Youth Labour Markets 1985-2012
John GOODWIN, University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Henrietta O'CONNOR, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Looking at Young People through the Temporal Lens
Carmen LECCARDI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Youth & Digital Capital in Late Modernity
Kate TILLECZEK, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
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