Studying Urban Youth Culture Primer

by Greg Dimitriadis (Author)
©2008 Textbook VIII, 168 Pages
Series: Counterpoints Primers, Volume 23


This book provides a concise introduction to the practical and theoretical complexities of studying urban youth culture today. Looking across disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and education, Dimitriadis explores the ways urban youth have been framed – in often limiting and problematic ways – in the popular and academic imagination. Moving beyond critique alone, this highly accessible primer opens a discussion about what a truly powerful, emergent field of «critical youth studies» might look like. Looking toward the future of this field, this book discusses the most important methodological and substantive trends and issues scholars will be addressing now and in the years to come. The Studying Urban Youth Culture Primer is an indispensable text for students in a range of qualitative methods and urban education courses.


VIII, 168
ISBN (Softcover)
USA Stadt Jugendkultur Urban Youth Research Method Qualitative Inquiry Sociology Anthropology Culture Education

Biographical notes

Greg Dimitriadis (Author)

The Author: Greg Dimitriadis is Associate Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He is the author or editor (alone and with others) of ten books and over fifty articles and book chapters. His first book, Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice, was published by Peter Lang in 2001.


Title: Studying Urban Youth Culture Primer