Radical Youth Work:
AbstractIn this follow up to "Radical youthwork: Creating a politics of mutual liberation for youth and adults" (Child and Youth Care Work , 2004), this article highlights the relationship between capitalism as an economic system and capitalism as a system of social control for youth and adults. It proposes that capitalism and forms of youth work based within capitalist power relations operate on what is defined as a logic of addiction. The paper traces a history of youth work within both modernist and postmodernist forms of global capital and then delineates critical aspects of capitalism in relation to youth work. A proposal is made for a definition of liberatory youth work and a literature review is engaged to compare current progressive youth work against this definition. The paper closes with a proposal . based in the writings on antifascist living by Foucault for an "animated radical youth work."
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