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The future of youth research

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Andreas Karsten on four dilemmas that need to be confronted by youth research in the future. Presentation at the M.A. EYS Short Course in February 2011.

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The future of youth research

  1. 1. Supported by<br />The future of youth researchWhere are we going?<br />
  2. 2. Supported by<br />I have no idea.Some context and four dilemmas.<br />
  3. 3. Some context<br />European youth research arena, a recognisedspecialised field<br />Youth, and what it means to be young, is changing<br />
  4. 4. Some context<br />European youth research arena, a recognisedspecialised field<br />Youth, and what it means to be young, is changing<br />choice biographies<br />youth as condition<br />expectations vs choices<br />acceleration of change vs deceleration of transitio<br />Four key themes for a research agenda on youth<br />the centrality of everyday life<br />the relations between generations<br />the questions of ambivalence<br />the questions of responsibility<br />
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  9. 9. Dilemma 1<br />Young people go where they like it, and where they are liked.”<br />
  10. 10. Dilemma 2<br />Over-generalisedconceptualisations from afar<br />
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  13. 13. Dilemma 3<br />Simplistic frameworks gain most political weight<br />
  14. 14. Dilemma 4<br />The edge is the most interesting<br />uncertainty leads to anxiety<br />anxiety leads to aggression<br />aggression leads to violence<br />

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