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Young People, Place and Identity - Peter  E. Hopkins

Young People, Place and Identity

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Young People, Place and Identity offers a series of rich insights into young peoplea (TM)s everyday lives. What places do young people engage with on a daily basis? How do they use these places? How do their identities influence these contexts? By working through common-sense understandings of young peoplea (TM)s behaviours and the places they occupy, the author seeks to answer these and other questions. In doing so the book challenges and re-shapes understandings of young peoplea (TM)s relationships with different places and identities.

The textbook is one of the first books to map out the scales, themes and sites engaged with by young people on a daily basis as they construct their multiple identities. The scales explored here include the body, neighbourhood and community, mobilities and transitions and urban-rural settings and how these all shape and are shaped by young peoplea (TM)s identities. Each chapter explores how social identities (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, disability and religion) are constructed within particular contexts and influenced by multiple processes of inclusion and exclusion. These discussions are supported by details of the research methods and ethical issues involved in researching young peoplea (TM)s lives. Drawing upon research from a range of contexts, including Europe, North America and Australasia, this book demonstrates the complex ways in which young people creatively shape, contest and resist their engagements with different places and identities. The range of issues, topics and case studies explored include: ethical and methodological issues in youth research; youth subcultures; experiences of home; territorialism; youth and crime; political engagement and participation; responses to global issues; engagements with different institutional contexts; negotiating public space; the transition to adulthood; drinking cultures. The author explores these issues through blending together original empirical research, theory and policy.

Individual chapters are supported by key themes, project ideas and suggested further reading. Details of key authors, journals and research centres and organisations are also included at the end of the book. This textbook will be pertinent for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic researchers interested in better understanding the relationships between young people, places and identities.

"Young People, Place and Identity has bridged the scale gap in youth geographies by bringing us from localized understandings of young people to seeing the productions of youth spaces and identities across regional, national, and global lines. Hopkins' draws from his own and others' research with young people to work out youth perspectives on the construction and meanings of places such as 'home' and 'nation' with rich contextual details and stories from youth, but also links this empirical depth with significant new theoretical understandings that will push the discipline in fresh directions." Meghan Cope, University of Vermont, USA "A much needed text which will be invaluable for both students and teachers interested in young people's experience of identity and place. It brings a rich geographical sensibility to the study of young people's lives and will be highly relevant across the social sciences." Elizabeth A. Gagen, University of Hull, UK "Peter Hopkins has produced a valuableabookathat responds imaginativelyato the rising interest amongst social scientists in questions of young people, place and identity. Itais ambitious in its theoretical endeavour, broad in its geographic range and novel in its conceptual organisation. I'm sure it will appeal to social geographers and sociologists alike and the clarity of its writing and presentation will make it very popular with students." Professor Robert MacDonald, Teesside University, UK

List of illustrationsp. x
List of tablesp. xi
List of boxesp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Young peoplep. 2
Identitiesp. 5
Placep. 11
Frameworks for studying young people, place and identityp. 14
Placing young peoplep. 17
How to use this bookp. 20
Researching young people: methods and ethicsp. 25
Research with young peoplep. 27
Young people's place in researchp. 28
Research methodsp. 34
Data analysis and disseminationp. 47
Ethical and methodological considerationsp. 53
Obtaining informed consentp. 60
Confidentiality and anonymityp. 62
Incentivising participationp. 66
Positionalities and power relationsp. 67
Scalesp. 71
The bodyp. 73
Youthful bodiesp. 73
Marginalised bodiesp. 77
Subcultural bodiesp. 83
Excessive bodiesp. 86
Homep. 95
Youthful homespacesp. 95
Experiencing homep. 99
Without homep. 102
Leaving homep. 107
Making homep. 111
Neighbourhood and communityp. 117
Neighbourhoods and communities of youthp. 118
Neighbourhoods and territorialismp. 119
Neighbourhoods and povertyp. 124
Communities and faithp. 127
Communities and crimep. 129
Nationp. 135
Youthful nationsp. 135
Youthful national identitiesp. 138
National political engagementp. 143
Beyond nationp. 149
Globalp. 159
Global youthp. 159
Global eventsp. 164
Global livesp. 168
Global inequalitiesp. 173
Themes and sitesp. 179
Institutionsp. 181
Young people's institutionsp. 181
Negotiating schoolp. 183
Managing universityp. 187
Residential carep. 193
Public space and the streetp. 201
Youthful publicsp. 201
Hanging outp. 207
Imposing curfewsp. 210
Skateboardingp. 213
Making public spacep. 214
Migrations, mobilities and transitionsp. 223
Youthful migration, mobilities and transitionsp. 223
Fleeing persecutionp. 226
The transition to adulthoodp. 229
The gap yearp. 233
Urban-ruralp. 239
Young urban-rural placesp. 239
Leisure placesp. 244
Drinking placesp. 250
Working placesp. 257
Conclusionp. 265
Young people, place and identityp. 265
Interconnecting scales, themes and sitesp. 266
Multiple frameworks for understanding young people, place and identityp. 270
Youthful futuresp. 272
Key authorsp. 275
Journals about young people, place and identityp. 284
Research centres and organisationsp. 286
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780415454391
ISBN-10: 0415454395
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th August 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1