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Researching Young People

Researching Young People

Three Volume Set
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March 2011 | 1 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Young people's experiences and lived circumstances, individual and collective, make up a distinctive field of investigation for the social sciences. As commonly constructed, youth is a socio-cultural status at the interface of childhood and adulthood: young people are persons in transition, moving from amongst others familial dependency to independent adulthood and from formal education to the labor market.

The social sciences have consistently sought ways of engaging with young people; as a field of study 'youth studies' has always been multidisciplinary – drawing on theoretical perspectives, empirical concerns and methodological frameworks from sociology, social policy, education, psychology, anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, childhood studies, social work, criminology and health studies. This resulted in a wide-ranging but often disparate body of work, and to a research field that has, by its very nature, drawn on a wide variety of research tools and techniques. This diversity and richness means important theoretical, substantive and methodological contributions to the study of young people are found in mainstream journals across the disciplines.

This collection brings together key contributions to the social scientific study of young people's lives and experiences. It addresses the methodological and empirical challenges of undertaking research with and about young people; and provides opportunities to compare the data, analyses and theoretical contribution of different methodological approaches. The overarching theme of the collection is methodological – exemplifying the different ways of engaging with young people as a field of study.

The Limits of Liminality: Capacities for change and transition among student travellers V. Amit
Journeys to the Street: The complex migration geographies of Ugandan street children Lorraine Young
Moving in Transition: Northern Ireland youth and geographical mobility David Cairns
Performing the Global through the Local: Globalisation and individualisation in the spatial practices of young East Germans Katharin Hörschelmann and Nadine Schäfer
Place Mapping with Teenagers: Locating their territories and documenting their experience of the public realm Penny Travlou, Patsy Eubanks Owens, Catherine Ward Thompson and Lorraine Maxwell
Moving Stories: Using mobile methods to explore the everyday lives of young people in public care Nicola Ross, Emma Renold, Sally Holland and Alexandra Hillman
Talk, Technologies and Teenagers: Understanding the school journey using a mixed-methods approach Marion Walker, Duncan Whyatt, Colin Pooley, Gemma Davies, Paul Coulton and Will Bamford
Critical Moments: Choice, chance and opportunity in young people's narratives of transition Rachel Thomson, Robert Bell, Janet Holland, Sheila Henderson, Sheena McGrellis and Sue Sharpe
Theory and Method in the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime David Smith and Susan McVie
Fractured Transitions: Young adults' pathways into contemporary labour markets Harriet Bradley and Ranji Devadason
Missing School: Educational engagement, youth transitions, and social exclusion Robert Macdonald and Jane Marsh
Displaced Masculinities: Chavs, youth and class in the post-industrial city Anoop Nayak
The Secret of Eternal Youth: Identity, risk and learning difficulties Stephen Baron, Sheila Riddell and Alastair Wilson
Emotional Journeys: Young people and transitions to university Hazel Christie
Futures and Memories
Young People's Time Perspectives: From youth to adulthood Julia Brannen and Ann Nilsen
Timespans and Plans Among Young Adults Michael Anderson, Frank Bechhofer, David McCrone, Lynn Jamieson, Yaojun Li and Robert Stewart
To Plan or Not to Plan? Young Adult Future Orientations in Two European Cities Ranji Devadason
Family Contexts, Norms and Young People's Orientations: Researching diversity Sarah Irwin
From Ethnography to Life History: Tracing transitions of school students Tuula Gordon and Elina Lahelma
Children's Life Paths through Preschool and School: Letting youths talk about their own childhood - theoretical and methodological conclusions Tullie Torstenson-ed
The Best Years of Your Life: Remembering childhood in autobiographical texts Naomi Rosh White
Young People Mobilizing the Language of Citizenship: Struggles for classification and new meaning in an uncertain world Jacqueline Kennelly and Jo-Anne Dillabough
Young People's Extra-Curricular Activities: Critical social engagement or something for the CV? Rachel Brooks
Learning Selves and Citizenship: Gender and youth transitions Tom Hall and Amanda Coffey
Beyond Apathetic or Activist Youth: 'Ordinary' young people and contemporary forms of participation Anita Harris, Johanna Wyn and Salem Younes
In Preparation for Adulthood: Exploring civic participation and social trust among young minorities Diann Cameron Kelly
Anti-Party Sentiment among Young Adults: Evidence from fourteen West European countries Elina Kestilä-Kekkonen
The Online Citizen-Consumer: Addressing young people's political consumption through technology Janelle Ward
Work and Welfare
Social Exclusion and the Transition from School to Work: The case of young people not in education, employment or training John Bynner and Samantha Parsons
''I'm Still Scrubbing the Floors': Experiencing youth apprenticeships in Canada and Germany Wolfgang Lehmann
Kids Working on Paulista Avenue Martha Huggins and Sandra Rodrigues
Caregiver or Worker: Young women's contradictory experiences of provisioning Sandra Tam
'We Had to be There to Make Sure it was What We Wanted': Enabling children's participation in family decision-making through the family group conference Sally Holland and Sean O'Neill
Rural Runaways: Rurality and its implications for services to children and young people who run away Myfanwy Franks and Haridhan Goswami
Out of Work and House and Home: Contested youth in an English homeless hostel Tom Hall
Research Participation
Involving Young People as Researchers: Uncovering multiple power relations among youths Nadine Schäfer and Richard Yarwood
Stirring Dangerous Waters: Dilemmas for critical participatory research with young people Audrey Dentith, Lynda Measor and Michael O'Malley
Hearing out Children's Narrative Pathways to Adulthood: Young people as interpreters of their own childhoods in diverging working-class Scottish communities Beth Cross
Young People's Constructions of Self: Notes on the Use and Analysis of the Photo-Elicitation Methods Rosaleen Croghan, Christine Griffin, Janine Hunter and Ann Phoenix
Beyond the Standard Interview: The use of graphic elicitation and arts-based methods Anna Bagnoli
Tuning-in to Teenagers! Using radio phone-in discussions in research with young people Susie Weller
Structures and Style
'How Other People See You, It's Like Nothing That's Inside': The impact of processes of disidentification and disavowal on young people's subjectivities Gill Valentine and Deborah Sporton
'Ivory Lives': economic restructuring and the making of whiteness in a post-industrial youth community Anoop Nayak
Growing Up Bad: Black youth, 'road' culture and badness in an East London neighbourhood Anthony Gunter
From the Margins to Mainstream? Representations of British Asian youth musical cultural expression from bhangra to Asian underground music Rupa Huq
Subculture, Style, Chavs and Consumer Capitalism: Towards a critical cultural criminology of youth Greg Martin
'University's not For Me - I'm A Nike Person': Urban, working-class young people's negotiations of 'style' Louise Archer, Sumi Hollingworth and Anna Halsall
Middle-Class Struggle? Identity?work and leisure among sixth formers in the United Kingdom Mary Jane Kehily and Rob Pattman
Bodies and Risk
Bodies on the Line: Identity markers among Mexican street youth Elsa Herrera, Gareth Jones, Sarah Thomas de Benitez
Girl Power: Risky sexual behaviour and gender identity amongst young Spanish recreational drug users Nuria Romo, Jorge Marcos, Ainhoa Rodriguez, Andrés Cabrera and Mariano Hernán
Challenging Childhoods: Young people's accounts of 'getting by' in families with substance abuse problems Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Sarah Wilson, Angus Bancroft and Sarah Cunningham-Burley
When Alcohol Acts: An actor-network approach to teenagers, alcohol and parties Jakob Demant
'Not the Swab!' Young men's experiences of STI testing Jean Shoveller, Rod Knight, Joy Johnson, John Oliffe and Shira Goldenberg
Diets and Discipline: The narratives of practice of university students with type 1 diabetes Myles Balfe
Local Embeddedness in a Global World: Young people's accounts Pat O'Connor
The Unacceptable Flaneur Hugh Matthews, Mark Taylor, Barry Percy-Smith and Melanie Limb
Risky Bodies at Leisure: Young women negotiating space and place Eileen Green and Carrie Singleton
Doing Consumption and Sitting Cars: Adolescent bodies in suburban commercial spaces Yuki Kato
Feeling the Noise: Teenagers, bedrooms and music Sian Lincoln
Online Journals as Virtual Bedrooms? Young people, identity and personal space Paul Hodkinson and Sian Lincoln
The Difference That Place Makes To Methodology: Uncovering the 'lived space' of young people's spatial practices Jon Anderson and Katie Jones

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