Representing class in qualitative research
Source TitleResearching youth
PublisherAustralian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Document TypeBook Chapter
CitationsYates, L. (2000). Representing class in qualitative research. In J. McLeod & K. Malone (Eds.), Researching youth, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a post-print of a chapter in 'Researching youth' published by Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. This version is reproduced with the permission of Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. http://www.acys.info/
In 1993, with Julie McLeod, I began a seven-year qualitative, longitudinal study of young people in Australia. The 12 to 18 Project1 was intended as a longitudinal study to investigate (i) the development of young people’s gendered identity in Australia now, and (ii) schooling’s contribution to social inequalities: the way in which different schools interact with and produce differentiated outcomes for different types of young people. It was a project inspired by the fact that we had both spent many years studying education, gender formation, inequalities, changing cultural and policy discourse and wanting to design a new type of study to take us further with these interests. It was also a study whose design was influenced by two film series, both of them also concerned, in different ways, with representing social differences and development of individual identity and outcomes over time.
Keywordsyouth; Australia; social conditions; gender
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