Radical Youth Work:

  • Hans Scott-Myhre Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
  • Michelle Gretzinger Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Keywords: radical youth work, post-modern global capitalism, civic skills, intergenerational collaboration

Abstract

In this follow up to "Radical youthwork: Creating a politics of mutual liberation for youth and adults" (Child and Youth Care Work [19], 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."
Published
2005-03-01
How to Cite
Scott-Myhre, H. ., & Gretzinger, M. (2005). Radical Youth Work: . Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 20, 110–127. Retrieved from http://acycpjournal.pitt.edu/ojs/jcycw/article/view/407
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Articles