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Creating Restorative and Intergenerational Cultures for Youth: Insights from Northern Ireland and the United States

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Wilson, Derick, Zeldin, Shep and Collura, Jessica, eds. (2011) Creating Restorative and Intergenerational Cultures for Youth: Insights from Northern Ireland and the United States. 401 pp. Sage Publishing. ISBN Print ISSN: 0044-118X Online ISSN: 1552-8499 [Book (edited)]

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URL: http://yas.sagepub.com/content/43/2.toc

DOI: 10.1177/0044118X10384472


In conflicted societies and in societies that have glossed over major historical abuses, civic cultures often become characterised by sensitive issues being conscientiously avoided. This avoidance contributes to separations and inequalities among residents and communities, and prevents the establishment of policies that build trust and promote integration across lines of separation. In such societies young people are seen as problems, not assets, in public discourse. Such mental models disable a reconstructive, future oriented policy climate where young people experience being of value. This special issue argues for policies and practices that challenge this pessimistic common sense about what young people can contribute. It stresses the importance of restorative and intergenerational practices in the building of just societies. The articles further emphasize the importance of adopting principles of respect and inclusivity as cornerstones of policy, promoting youth-adult partnership and other devolved models of leadership in civic life, all within the larger context of explicitly working to secure more open, shared and interdependent societies.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Keywords:Intergenerational; restorative; Youth; Culture
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:23707
Deposited By:Dr Derick Wilson
Deposited On:06 Nov 2012 07:33
Last Modified:06 Nov 2012 07:33

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