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Growing up with risk


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Introduction ~ Betsy Thom, Rosemary Sales and Jenny Pearce; Mothering, deprivation and the formation of child psychoanalysis in Britain ~ Julia Borossa; Young people's perceptions of 'risk' ~ Jenni Ward and Mariana Bayley; Risk and the demise of children's play ~ David Ball; Children's perception of risk on the road ~ Kenneth Lupton and Mariana Bayley; New technology and the legal implications for child protection ~ Alan S. Reid; Parenting and risk ~ Rachel Hek; Meeting the needs of children whose parents have a serious drug problem ~ Neil McKeganey and Marina Barnard; Lives at risk: multiculturalism, young women and 'honour' killings ~ Veena Meetoo and Heidi Safia Mirza; Risk embodied? Growing up disabled ~ Lesley Jordan and Rosemary Sales; Young women, sexual behaviour and sexual decision making ~ Lesley Hoggart; Risk and resilience: a focus on sexually exploited young people ~ Jenny Pearce; In need of protection? Young refugees and risk ~ Rosemary Sales; Alcohol: protecting the young, protecting society ~ Betsy Thom; The prevention of youth crime: a risky business? ~ David Porteous.

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Betsy Thom is Reader in Drug and Alcohol Studies at Middlesex University. Rosemary Sales is Professor of Social Policy, specialising in refugee and migration studies, Middlesex University. Jenny Pearce is Professor of Young People and Public Policy, University of Bedfordshire


"In a debate all too often characterised by either nostalgic moral panics about a simpler past, or abstract theory that takes too little account of the lived and variable experience of young people, this book provides a welcome balance of theoretical insight and empirical specificity. It is, then, a timely collection, bringing a wealth of scholarship to bear on questions which will be of interest to academics and policy makers, and to anyone with a concern about how public policy intersects with culture on the issue of growing up." Judith Green, Reader in Sociology of Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine "This interesting and exciting book makes an original contribution to the developing field of risk theory, taking a wide ranging look at the issue of risk as it relates to the process of growing up in our increasingly cautious culture. It will be of great value to practitioners who have to cope on a day to day basis with a political climate in which risk is deemed to be 'understood' but the understanding is often counter-intuitive to their experiences in practice. 'Growing up with risk' is not to be missed by anyone interested in risk and young people." Marilyn Gregory, University of Sheffield

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