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Youth Studies and Timescapes: Insights From an Ethnographic Study of "Young Night Drifters" in Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates

Groves, Julian M; Ho, Wai-Yip; Siu, Yu Kwan (Kaxton)


This article draws on insights from the sociology of time to examine how scheduling influences social interaction and identity among young people and those who work with them. Drawing on an ethnographic analysis of "Young Night Drifters" and youth outreach social workers in Hong Kong's public housing estates, we create a framework to understand youth in the context of time scheduling. Certain time schedules provide opportunities for young people to enjoy greater intimacy and looser authority...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Youth and Society
DOI: 10.1177/0044118X11407527


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