Representing Youth

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Januar 2007



From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies on youth are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable--whether five or fifteen--population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today's top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails.


Amy L. Best is associate professor of sociology at George Mason University. She is author of Prom Night: Youth, Schools, and Popular Culture, which was selected for a 2002 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award.


"In this volume, Amy Best offers critical youth studies an epistemological compass, a collection of essays that spans across nations, methods, sexualities, ethnicities, generations and age, reflecting provocatively on how we create knowledge with, for and by youth. This book promises to be a classic for the next generation of scholars perched to engage critically, respectfully, theoretically and provocatively with youth, to inscribe a twenty-first century signature on critical youth studies." --Michelle Fine, co-author of Working Method: Research and Social Justice"Should be of value to researchers doing ethnographic field studies with youth." -Choice"A powerful and compelling book that represents cutting-edge new directions in critical youth studies. This is a passionate call for a critical moral consciousness that will create more humane spaces for today's youth in our complex global culture." --Norman K. Denzin, co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
EAN: 9780814799536
ISBN: 0814799531
Untertitel: Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: New York University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 342 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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