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Unfolding livesYouth, gender and change$
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Rachel Thomson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420510

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.001.0001

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Youth, gender and change

Youth, gender and change

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(p.171) Ten Youth, gender and change
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Unfolding lives
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Rachel Thomson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0010

This final chapter brings together theoretical, methodological, and empirical themes in an exploration of the ways in which reflexivity and agency operate within the four young lives explored in this book. It questions the opposition of tradition and innovation that is central to late-modern debates about agency and social changes. The chapter asks questions about the role of young people as agents of social change. It revisits the debates concerning the detraditionalisation of gender in order to understand the different forms of innovation encountered in these four lives. The chapter focuses on reflexivity, a concept that appears to transcend the conceptual boundaries between the individual, social, temporal, spatial, public, and private. In the final discussion of reflexive and heresy, it attempts to capture the four-dimensional sociology in which the young person and the social, temporal, and spatial are all simultaneously in play.

Keywords:   theoretical themes, methodological themes, empirical themes, reflexivity, agency, young lives, tradition, innovation, young people, social change

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