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ERIC Number: EJ935142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Constructions of Social Exclusion among Young People from Interface Areas of Northern Ireland
Hargie, Owen; O'Donnell, Aodheen; McMullan, Christel
Youth & Society, v43 n3 p873-899 Sep 2011
The concept of social exclusion has attracted considerable interest and debate over the past 20 years. It is a multifaceted concept, which has been delineated in a variety of ways by different theorists. This article explores the main defining features of social exclusion, and proceeds to investigate the extent to which these are manifested in practice, in relation to the lived experiences of young people from deprived interface areas of Belfast. These young people are at the cutting edge of the divisions that have blighted Northern Ireland society. This qualitative study used interviews, firstly to ascertain the views of the young people themselves, and, secondly, to gauge the perceptions of community group leaders, training providers and employers who deal closely with them. Marked differences were found between the young people and the adult groups in relation to the social construction of exclusion and its impact on the young people. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)