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dc.contributor.authorAvis, James
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-28T11:47:34Z
dc.date.available2020-10-28T11:47:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-29
dc.identifier.citationAvis, J. (2014). 'Comfort radicalism and NEETs: a conservative praxis'. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(3). pp. 272-289.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0962-0214
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09620214.2014.943030
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625300
dc.description.abstractYoung people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are construed by policy-makers as a pressing problem about which something should be done. Such young people’s lack of employment is thought to pose difficulties for wider society in relation to social cohesion and inclusion, and it is feared that they will become a ‘lost generation’. This paper draws upon English research, seeking to historicise the debate whilst acknowledging that these issues have a much wider purchase. The notion of NEETs rests alongside longstanding concerns of the English state and middle classes, addressing unruly male working-class youth as well as the moral turpitude of working class girls. Waged labour and domesticity are seen as a means to integrate such groups into society thereby generating social cohesion. The paper places the debate within it socio-economic context and draws on theorisations of cognitive capitalism, Italian workerism, as well as emerging theories of antiwork to analyse these. It concludes by arguing that ‘radical’ approaches to NEETs that point towards inequities embedded in the social structure and call for social democratic solutions veer towards a form of comfort radicalism. Such approaches leave in place the dominance of capitalist relations as well as productivist orientations that celebrate waged labour.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09620214.2014.943030?journalCode=riss20&en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21530en_US
dc.subjectGeneral Social Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.titleComfort radicalism and NEETs: a conservative praxisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1747-5066
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfielden_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Studies in Sociology of Educationen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/09620214.2014.943030
dc.source.journaltitleInternational Studies in Sociology of Education
dc.source.volume24
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage272
dc.source.endpage289
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-06-08
dc.author.detail300101en_US


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