Growing up in poor neighbourhoods: the significance of class and place in the extended transitions of 'socially excluded' young adults

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58456
Title:
Growing up in poor neighbourhoods: the significance of class and place in the extended transitions of 'socially excluded' young adults
Authors:
MacDonald, R. (Robert); Shildrick, T. A. (Tracy); Webster, C. (Colin); Simpson, D. (Donald)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside; Social Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.
Citation:
MacDonald, R. et al. (2005) 'Growing up in poor neighbourhoods: the significance of class and place in the extended transitions of 'socially excluded' young adults', Sociology, 39 (5), pp.873-891.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Sociology
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58456
DOI:
10.1177/0038038505058370
Abstract:
Drawing upon qualitative, longitudinal research with ‘socially excluded’ young adults from some of England’s poorest neighbourhoods, the article explores how locally-embedded, social networks become part of the process whereby poverty and class inequalities are reproduced. Networks of family and friends, rooted in severely de-industrialized locales, supported young people as they carved out transitions to adulthood in adverse circumstances. Examples are given in respect of informants’ highly localized housing careers and their longer-term experience of ‘poor work’. Paradoxically, though, while local networks helped in coping with the problems of growing up in poor neighbourhoods and generated a sense of inclusion, the sort of social capital embedded in them served simultaneously to close down opportunities and to limit the possibilities of escaping the conditions of social exclusion. Overall, and contrary to some recent youth sociology, the article stresses the continuing importance of class and place in shaping youth transitions.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
class; neighbourhood; place; social exclusion; young adults; young people; poverty; transitions
ISSN:
0038-0385
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 15/01/2010]
Citation Count:
25 [Scopus, 15/01/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, R. (Robert)-
dc.contributor.authorShildrick, T. A. (Tracy)-
dc.contributor.authorWebster, C. (Colin)-
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, D. (Donald)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:31Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationSociology; 39 (5): 873-891-
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0038038505058370-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58456-
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon qualitative, longitudinal research with ‘socially excluded’ young adults from some of England’s poorest neighbourhoods, the article explores how locally-embedded, social networks become part of the process whereby poverty and class inequalities are reproduced. Networks of family and friends, rooted in severely de-industrialized locales, supported young people as they carved out transitions to adulthood in adverse circumstances. Examples are given in respect of informants’ highly localized housing careers and their longer-term experience of ‘poor work’. Paradoxically, though, while local networks helped in coping with the problems of growing up in poor neighbourhoods and generated a sense of inclusion, the sort of social capital embedded in them served simultaneously to close down opportunities and to limit the possibilities of escaping the conditions of social exclusion. Overall, and contrary to some recent youth sociology, the article stresses the continuing importance of class and place in shaping youth transitions.-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
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 15/01/2010]-
dc.subjectclass-
dc.subjectneighbourhood-
dc.subjectplace-
dc.subjectsocial exclusion-
dc.subjectyoung adults-
dc.subjectyoung people-
dc.subjectpoverty-
dc.subjecttransitions-
dc.titleGrowing up in poor neighbourhoods: the significance of class and place in the extended transitions of 'socially excluded' young adults-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside-
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.-
dc.identifier.journalSociology-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount25 [Scopus, 15/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardMacDonald, R. et al. (2005) 'Growing up in poor neighbourhoods: the significance of class and place in the extended transitions of 'socially excluded' young adults', Sociology, 39 (5), pp.873-891.-
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