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Creating space, creating self: street-frequenting youth in the city and suburbs


Robinson, C, Creating space, creating self: street-frequenting youth in the city and suburbs, Journal of Youth Studies, 3, (4) pp. 429 - 443. ISSN 1367-6261 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1080/713684388


References Citations Metrics Reprints & Permissions PDF Focusing on street-frequenting youth, this paper explores the ways in which young people link spaces and selves in city and suburban environments. In much current youth studies research there is an emphasis on the marginalization of young people, particularly in their use of public spaces. Drawing on space/identity theory, this paper reconceptualizes these issues, highlighting young people's understandings of themselves and the subversive spaces they construct. Through an empirical analysis of the construction of space and self, the paper stresses a need to explore the process of subjective interpretation, undertaken by young people, in order to more sensitively understand the culture of street frequenting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:street-frequenting, youth, place, belonging, exclusion, Tasmania
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Robinson, C (Associate Professor Catherine Robinson)
ID Code:149816
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-04-14
Last Modified:2022-05-24

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