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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25683

Title: Youth(s), Truth(s), and Pierre Bourdieu: Taking Another (Closer) Look at At-risk Youth Intervention Programs
Authors: Whitely, Leeanne
Advisor: Farmer, Diane
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: youth
at-risk
Bourdieu
doxa
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This thesis contributes to the ongoing conversation on at-risk youth intervention programs as a site of struggle for, resistance to, and negotiation of the cultural politics of youth. Thinking with Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of practice, particularly his concepts of doxa and field, I pose new questions that trouble youth as truth to suggest an alternate way of imagining youth as a struggle. A case study of one at-risk youth intervention program serves to make visible the ways in which historical and political narratives of youth(s) and truth(s) inform, pressure, constrain, shape at-risk youth intervention programs by implicitly defining and redefining the problem, prescribing the solution, recommending best practice, and works to draw connections between youth(s), truth(s), and social space.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25683
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