Understanding Youth Activism in Local, National and Transnational Contexts: Innovative Methodological Approaches

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 50 (Main Building)
RC34 Sociology of Youth (host committee)

Language: English

Amidst the call for academics to think big and to routinely cross disciplinary and geographical boundaries, this session invites critical discussion of what value is added to knowledge from conducting large-scale, transnational research into youth activism.
The session invites challenges to methodological assumptions that survey research shows the big picture but at the cost of local nuance while qualitative research cannot speak beyond the individual case. It welcomes discussion and examples of the potential for conducting context-sensitive survey research and meta-ethnographic analyses that allow interview and ethnographic data to speak across the local and national contexts in which they are embedded without making false claims to representativeness. It also welcomes contributions that demonstrate the added explanatory value that can be generated from triangulating data of qualitatively different kinds in order to understand contemporary youth experience.
Session Organizers:
Carles FEIXA, UDL, Spain, Hilary PILKINGTON, University of Manchester, United Kingdom and Marion FERRER, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, Spain
Ecologies of Meaning: Methods and Youth Politics
Rob WATTS, RMIT University, Australia; Judith BESSANT, RMIT, Australia
Participatory Assessment As a Tool for Exploration and Transformation of Youth Participation from a Community Perspective: The Case of L'hospitalet De Llobregat (Catalonia)
Marta SABARIEGO, University of Barcelona, Spain; Ana Belen CANO, University of Barcelona, Spain; Pilar FOLGUEIRAS, University of Barcelona, Spain; Ferran CORTES, University of Barcelona, Spain; Gemma PUIG LATORRE, FLACSO Mexico, Mexico
Transnational Views on/from Arab Mediterranean Youths: Challenges and Potentialities
Daniela CHERUBINI, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Ilenya CAMOZZI, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy; Paola RIVETTI, Dublin City University, Ireland
Neo Tribes Mourning: Pashaei's Death in Iran
Mohammad ZOKAEI, Allameh Tabataba'i Unversity, Iran
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