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New Avenues to School Exclusion and Social Exclusion for Urban Young People in the UK

The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children

ISBN: 978-1-78052-074-2, eISBN: 978-1-78052-075-9

ISSN: 1537-4661

Publication date: 5 August 2011

Abstract

Findings – This chapter shows how “unofficial” exclusionary processes, to which these urban young people are exposed, have implications for their identity, self-worth and lifestyles, and makes them increasingly vulnerable to crime and victimization. The chapter makes use of labeling perspectives to understand the significance of the social reaction to deviant labels young people receive in school (Becker, 1953) and how they respond as a consequence (Lemert, 1972).

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Briggs, D. (2011), "New Avenues to School Exclusion and Social Exclusion for Urban Young People in the UK", Bass, L.E. and Kinney, D.A. (Ed.) The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 133-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1537-4661(2011)0000014011

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