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ERIC Number: EJ883627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Multi-Linear Strategies for (Re)Presenting the Complexity of Young People in Research
Ryan, Mary Elizabeth
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n2 p217-236 Mar 2010
Within the current climate of unpredictability and constant change, young people at school are faced with a multitude of choices and contradictory influences. In this article, I argue that (re)presentations of young people in youth research need to reflect the complexity and multiplicity of their lives and changing priorities, and I attempt to (re)present a small group of young people in this particular milieu. I illustrate some of the competing influences in their lives, and I outline some specific strategies that are useful for (re)presenting these contextual worlds. The strategies I advocate disrupt the homogenous representations of "youth" as a developmental phase and instead reflect the diverse spheres of influence which shape their subjectivities and practices. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia