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Professor: Dr. Treena OrchardAdolescence II-“Other” Adolescent ExperiencesNovember 12, 2013
Deadly DesiresCommentsQuestionsAn overview of the readings
Setting the stage:Growing concern about youth, especially young men, and how they spendtheir leisure timei.e., drinking, smoking, doing drugs, hanging out, nuisanceThe media attention and piecemeal policy responses reflect the “moral panic”that surrounds these young people and their behaviourMuch of the literature published focuses on individual “high risk” behaviours asthe problemVs. a more contextualized understanding of the complexities of this specificyouth culture and the place of their health-relevant behaviours within thematrix of their activities and associated meanings
These researchers wanted to understand the meanings andmotivations of the young people on the streetsAllows them to gain insight into the diverse, shifting, and value-laden contexts in which the youths’ health-related behaviour occursThey demonstrate important links between their street culture andtheir healthi.e., includes the role of immediate and broader socio-economic andpsychological factors
Part of a larger mixed methods (qualitative + quantitative)project that followed 106 male youth from the completion ofhigh school into post-secondaryThey narrowed their focus for subsequent analysis to the issue ofleisure timeHanging out is when they were most likely to smoke, drink, and experimentwith drugs
Ethnography: literally, it means “a description of a people orethnic group”It also refers to the descriptions that we write of people westudy, which are called ethnographies (when published asbooks)Our fieldwork is also referred to as ethnography
The researcher joins the group and spends a significant amountof time observing their interactions and participating in asmany domains of social life as possibleMale youth worker conducted 70hr. Of fieldwork, mainly onFriday and Saturday nitesStreet corners, outside chip shops, bus shelters, public transport,free-houses, raves
There’s never a clear-cut way to gain access to the fieldsite andrelevant populationThe role of intimidation, allegations, feeling uncomfortable, stickingoutIt’s always a good idea to start slow and let people get used toyour presenceMixture of curiosity, possible hostility, and “the intrigue factor”Ethical concerns...

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Health Science, Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, researcher, young people, Personal life

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