Governing individualized risk biographies : new class intellectuals and the problem of youth at-risk

Kelly, Peter 2007, Governing individualized risk biographies : new class intellectuals and the problem of youth at-risk, British journal of sociology of education, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 39-53, doi: 10.1080/01425690600996618.

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Title Governing individualized risk biographies : new class intellectuals and the problem of youth at-risk
Author(s) Kelly, Peter
Journal name British journal of sociology of education
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 53
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0142-5692
1465-3346
Keyword(s) youth
risk discourses
individual biographies
Summary An apparent crisis of youth at-risk is a key marker in contemporary debates about young people among a range of intellectuals, social commentators and experts in various domains and centres of expertise. Drawing on aspects of the reflexive modernization, governmentality and feminist literatures, this paper explores how risk discourses emerge as a means for rendering reality knowable—a technique that facilitates the management of individual biographies in institutionally structured risk environments. In this context there is intellectual work to be done in the social sciences that takes as its object the possibilities and limits of institutionalized intellectual abstraction for problematizing youth via rationalities of risk—and the limits of these rationalities for providing resources for governing our thoughts, actions and dispositions—our freedom.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01425690600996618
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035125

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