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ERIC Number: EJ768620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
No Place Like Home: Sexuality, Community, and Identity among Street-Involved "Queer and Questioning" Youth
De Castell, Suzanne; Jenson, Jennifer
McGill Journal of Education, v41 n3 p227-247 Fall 2006
This paper reports on a short-term ethnographic participatory action research project that engaged urban Canadian, street-involved "queer and questioning" youth in a multi-media enabled inquiry into peer housing and support needs. The "Pridehouse Project" ( was initiated by, and accountable to, a community-based housing support group. These responsibilities raised central critical questions about education, epistemology, and ethics in identity-based, socially activist, research. The dual role of ethnography as both research and pedagogy is here illustrated, and the educational value of productive activity-based learning in non-formal settings, particularly for youth inhabiting the margins of mainstream social life, is argued for. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada