Involving young people as researchers: uncovering multiple power relations among youths

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Involving young people as researchers: uncovering multiple power relations among youths

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dc.contributor.author Schäfer, Nadine en_GB
dc.contributor.author Yarwood, Richard en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter; University of Plymouth en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T14:41:19Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:44Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:41:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we address the issue of giving young people a voice by involving them as interviewers in the research process. While highlighting the beneficial outcomes and the empowering potential of this method, we critically discuss the assumption that peer-led interviews create less hierarchical power relations as no adult is involved. We thus caution against seeing this method as the ultimate solution to young people's marginalisation. Considering that participation is a form of power, we argue that it is essential to acknowledge and work with the power relations that characterise young people's everyday lives and that thus also affect the creation of a participatory arena with them. Power relations among young people, however, have been mainly neglected in previous research. The paper draws on a participatory research project conduced with young people (14-16 years old) in rural east-Germany that focuses on the complexity of young people's daily life experiences and perceptions of their future prospects. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 6(2), pp.121-135 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14733280801963003 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/49333 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Routledge en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a792722989~db=all~order=page en_GB
dc.subject methods en_GB
dc.subject empowerment en_GB
dc.subject participation en_GB
dc.subject rural youth en_GB
dc.subject young people as researcher en_GB
dc.title Involving young people as researchers: uncovering multiple power relations among youths en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T14:41:19Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:44Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:41:26Z
dc.identifier.issn 1473-3285 en_GB
dc.description This is a postprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Children's Geographies © 2008 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Children's Geographies is available online at http://www.informaworld.com en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1473-3277 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Children's Geographies en_GB


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