Outreach Youth Work and Employability in the Ethos of Vulnerability

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Mäkelä , K , Mertanen , K & Brunila , K 2021 , ' Outreach Youth Work and Employability in the Ethos of Vulnerability ' , Power and Education , vol. 13 , no. 2 , pp. 100-115 . https://doi.org/10.1177/17577438211021943

Title: Outreach Youth Work and Employability in the Ethos of Vulnerability
Author: Mäkelä, Kalle; Mertanen, Katariina; Brunila, Kristiina
Contributor: University of Helsinki, AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre
Date: 2021-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Power and Education
ISSN: 1757-7438
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336713
Abstract: There is general agreement overall about the desirability and importance of youth support systems as being crucial for young people ‘at risk’ to help them cultivate their subjectivities about employability. In this article, we take a closer look at these support systems and especially at outreach youth work in Finland. We focus on the construction of knowledge and subjectivities of young people related to it. We argue that among the good intentions in cultivating young people’s subjectivities, outreach youth work tends to operate as a practice for enhancing the construction of psycho-emotional vulnerabilities and employability of young people while translating wider societal questions of austerity, poverty and inequality into questions of individualised deficiencies.
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