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'Looked-after' young people's voices an actor-network theory analysis

Hanson, Lucy, 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.

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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
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Hanson, Lucy
Holligan, Chris
Date : 8 March 2016
DOI : 10.1080/14733285.2016.1157570
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Uncontrolled Keywords : Actor-network; Survey; Looked-after children; Research participation; Voice
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 07 Nov 2019 12:02
Last Modified : 15 Nov 2019 14:35

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