Who participates? Differing perceptions of risk by young people and the impact on strategies for youth participation

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Title Who participates? Differing perceptions of risk by young people and the impact on strategies for youth participation
Author Pavlidis, Adele; Baker, Sarah Louise
Journal Name Youth Studies Australia
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS)
Abstract Conversations with two groups of young people in Queensland were used to explore how they experience risk. The groups placed very different emphases on two types of risk – technological and embodied. The authors argue that this difference is due to each group's position within the risk society: one group, which consisted of young people experiencing homelessness, were 'at-risk', while the other, a youth advisory committee, acted as a buffer between youth at-risk and risk society. These results raise the question as to how such divergences in perception can be taken into account when developing youth participation policy and procedure.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acys.info/journal/past_issues/2010_v.29_n.1
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 ACYS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website.
Volume 29
Issue Number 1
Page from 27
Page to 34
ISSN 1038-2569
Date Accessioned 2010-06-07
Date Available 2010-09-01T08:08:36Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Sociology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/32220
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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