‘Looked After’ Young People’s Voices. An Actor-Network Theory Analysis

Hanson, Lucy and Holligan, Chris and Adams, Maria (2016) ‘Looked After’ Young People’s Voices. An Actor-Network Theory Analysis. Children's Geographies, 14 (5). pp. 603-616. ISSN 1473-3285

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This article offers an empirical case study of ways in which ‘looked after’ young people responded in focus groups about taking part in a survey task. These research participants are deemed by the state as in need of protection. We demonstrate that despite their vulnerable status they are immensely resilient and capable of contributing to debates about research participation. Through the application of actor-network theory we outline conglomerations of actor-networks involved with the materiality of their agency.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES on 8 March 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2016.1157570
Keywords: actor-network; survey; looked after children; research participation; voice
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Social Work, Care and Justice (up to 31st December 2017)
Depositing User: Lucy Hanson
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 13:41
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 22:00
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1594

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