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Multi-linear strategies for (re)presenting the complexity of young people in research

Ryan, Mary E. (2010) Multi-linear strategies for (re)presenting the complexity of young people in research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 23(2), pp. 217-236.

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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 37749
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: youth, multi-linear representations, arts-based research
DOI: 10.1080/09518390903443282
ISSN: 0951-8398
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education]. [International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education] is available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2010 07:34
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 00:10

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