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Researching youth

Researching youth edited by Julie McLeod and Karen Malone
Hobart : Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 2000.
ISBN: 1875236481 (pbk.)
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Researching youth

Researching Youth explores methodological issues in the field of youth studies, interrogates how we research youth, and links these discussions to contemporary theoretical debates in the social sciences.

  • How do we 'do' research on and about young people?
  • What interpretative and methodological dilemmas are raised by taking 'young people' as a focus of inquiry?
  • Does youth research entail distinctive approaches, questions and modes of analysis?
  • And what are the specific characteristics, and truth claims, of the field of inquiry described as youth research or youth studies?

These are some of the questions that prompted this collection of essays. The voices of young people themselves are used generously by the contributors, enhancing the vitality and relevance of the discussion.

Researching Youth '... demonstrates amply the breadth and the theoretical depth of Australian research on the much maligned, romanced, researched and imagined group, Youth.' (From the foreword by Debbie Epstein University of London.)