Innovations in Youth Research

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book explores and celebrates imaginative and creative approaches to youth research, showcasing a wide range of innovative methods including music elicitation, mental mapping, blog analysis and mobile methods.

Author Biography

Sue Heath is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK, where she is also a co-director of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life. She is the joint author of Researching Young People's Lives. Charlie Walker is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK, and Honorary Research Associate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK. He is author of Learning to Labour in post-Soviet Russia: Vocational Youth in Transition.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. x
Innovations in Youth Research: An Introductionp. 1
Unravelling Attachments to Extreme Metal Music with 'Music Elicitation'p. 21
Meaningful Meanderings: Using Mobile Methods to Research Young People's Everyday Livesp. 37
The Use of Mental Maps in Youth Research: Some Evidence from Research Exploring Young People's Awareness of and Attachment to Placep. 58
Making Sense of Mixed Method Narratives: Young People's Identities, Life-Plans, and Time Orientationsp. 77
Involving Young People as Peer Researchers in Research on Community Relations in Northern Irelandp. 101
Multiple Facets of People and Place: Exploring Youth Identity and Aspirations in Madurai, South Indiap. 121
Using Video in a Participatory, Multi-Method Project on Young People's Everyday Lives in Rural East Germany: A Critical Reflectionp. 143
Young People and Policy Research: Methodological Challenges in CYP-Led Researchp. 161
Youth Research in Web 2.0: A Case Study in Blog Analysisp. 178
Public Profiles, Private Parties: Digital Ethnography, Ethics and Research in the Context of Web 2.0p. 195
Positionality and Difference in Cross-Cultural Youth Research: Being 'Other' in the Former Soviet Unionp. 210
Double Reflexivity: The Politics of Friendship, Fieldwork and Representation within Ethnographic Studies of Young Peoplep. 229
Conclusionp. 248
Referencesp. 256
Indexp. 279
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