Situating young people's experiences of risk and identity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58222
Title:
Situating young people's experiences of risk and identity
Authors:
Mitchell, W. A. (Wendy); Crawshaw, P. (Paul); Bunton, R. (Robin); Green, E. E. (Eileen)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside.; Social Futures Institute. Unit for Social and Policy Research.
Citation:
Mitchell, W. A. et al. (2001) 'Situating young people's experiences of risk and identity', Health Risk & Society, 3 (2), pp.217-233.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Health Risk & Society
Issue Date:
1-Jul-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58222
DOI:
10.1080/13698570120051444
Abstract:
Within late modernity a sense of 'risk' and increased individualisation are theoretically much discussed and debated, especially ideas surrounding risk, risky behaviour and its impact upon identity construction. Drawing upon data from a recent Department of the Environment funded project exploring risk and risk management in young people's lives, this article moves beyond theory and official discourses of 'risk', in order to demonstrate the importance of young people's lay accounts or 'situated vocabularies' of risk and everyday risk-taking behaviour. Furthermore, fieldwork has also highlighted the important link between risk and identity, especially, gendered identity construction. This will be discussed in terms of socially perceived risky identities, such as being a 'macho risk taker' or a young (single) mother and the importance of gendered risk discourses within the lives of these young people. This in turn raises issues of risk governance. As we begin to unpack the complexity that surrounds risk discourses and risky identities it becomes extremely difficult to understand or isolate specific areas of risk without situating them within young people's multidimensional lives, that is, the social, ideological and economic milieux within which they live and make sense of the world.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
Youth; risk; identity; gender; young people
ISSN:
1369-8575
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/01/2010]
Citation Count:
19 [Scopus, 07/01/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, W. A. (Wendy)-
dc.contributor.authorCrawshaw, P. (Paul)-
dc.contributor.authorBunton, R. (Robin)-
dc.contributor.authorGreen, E. E. (Eileen)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:46:22Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:46:22Z-
dc.date.issued2001-07-01-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Risk & Society; 3 (2): 217-233-
dc.identifier.issn1369-8575-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13698570120051444-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58222-
dc.description.abstractWithin late modernity a sense of 'risk' and increased individualisation are theoretically much discussed and debated, especially ideas surrounding risk, risky behaviour and its impact upon identity construction. Drawing upon data from a recent Department of the Environment funded project exploring risk and risk management in young people's lives, this article moves beyond theory and official discourses of 'risk', in order to demonstrate the importance of young people's lay accounts or 'situated vocabularies' of risk and everyday risk-taking behaviour. Furthermore, fieldwork has also highlighted the important link between risk and identity, especially, gendered identity construction. This will be discussed in terms of socially perceived risky identities, such as being a 'macho risk taker' or a young (single) mother and the importance of gendered risk discourses within the lives of these young people. This in turn raises issues of risk governance. As we begin to unpack the complexity that surrounds risk discourses and risky identities it becomes extremely difficult to understand or isolate specific areas of risk without situating them within young people's multidimensional lives, that is, the social, ideological and economic milieux within which they live and make sense of the world.-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/01/2010]-
dc.subjectYouth-
dc.subjectrisk-
dc.subjectidentity-
dc.subjectgender-
dc.subjectyoung people-
dc.titleSituating young people's experiences of risk and identity-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside.-
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Unit for Social and Policy Research.-
dc.identifier.journalHealth Risk & Society-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount19 [Scopus, 07/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardMitchell, W. A. et al. (2001) 'Situating young people's experiences of risk and identity', Health Risk & Society, 3 (2), pp.217-233.-
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