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Globalization, individualization and gender in adolescents' texts

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Pat
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-14T11:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-14T11:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, P. (2006) ‘Globalisation, Individualisation and Gender in Adolescents’ texts’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 9(4): 261-277 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/398
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing on texts written by young people aged 14-17 years in a school context in response to an invitation to write a page describing themselves and their vision of Ireland and to use the reverse side creatively for drawings, poems or songs, this article illustrates the methodological difficulties of exploring globalization and individualization in such texts. The indicators of globalization were global entertainment and consumer culture, global technology, references to international travel, and global concerns. The indicators of individualization were the absence of references to structural location, or the presence of references to choices, hopes or plans and related images. There were insurmountable methodological difficulties in differentiating between individualization in these terms and stereotypical ways of 'doing boy/girl'. Hence, the typology that was created focussed on the global content of the main texts and back pages and their gendered content. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Social Research Methodology;9/4/ p261-277
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645570600916080
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject young people en_US
dc.title Globalization, individualization and gender in adolescents' texts en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.internal.rssid 1135616
dc.internal.authorcontactother pat.oconnor@ul.ie


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