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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)

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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]

dc.contributor.authorGroves, Julian M
dc.contributor.authorHo, Wai-Yip
dc.contributor.authorSiu, Yu Kwan (Kaxton)
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:17:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0044-118X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71098
dc.description.abstractThis 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 structures. The particular scheduling of young people's activities can expose them to delinquent groups and activities and isolate them from mainstream society. Time is also a marker that creates new identities and shapes interactions between youth workers and their clients. By focusing on the timing of youth activities, we redress an imbalance in the literature on youth studies which has been preoccupied with space.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceYouth and Society
dc.subjectKeywords: delinquency; Hong Kong; space; time
dc.titleYouth Studies and Timescapes: Insights From an Ethnographic Study of "Young Night Drifters" in Hong Kong's Public Housing Estates
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume44
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160800 - SOCIOLOGY
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB2555
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGroves, Julian M, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
local.contributor.affiliationHo, Wai-Yip, City University of Hong Kong
local.contributor.affiliationSiu, Yu Kwan (Kaxton), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage548
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage566
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0044118X11407527
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:00:21Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84873840738
local.identifier.thomsonID000310465100004
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