Collaborative individualization? Peer-to-peer action in youth transitions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347043
Title:
Collaborative individualization? Peer-to-peer action in youth transitions
Authors:
Cuzzocrea, Valentina; Collins, Rebecca
Abstract:
In this paper we propose the notion of collaborative individualization (henceforth, C.I.) as a means of characterizing young people’s attempts to define their identities as simultaneously self-reliant and in need of support and collaboration. Our arguments are based on the findings of a transnational case study: a recent Council of Europe policy project called Edgeryders, an online platform whose participants were invited to discuss their experience of attempting to achieve “fully independent adulthood”. In light of findings which suggest that individualization amongst the young might take forms which are more collaborative than self-focused, we argue that youth scholars ought to rethink the assumptions made about the nature of individualization in youth transitions. We propose that such theorizations should embrace the potential described by C.I. in order to provide constructive responses to young people’s changing socio-economic needs, and refocus attention on young people’s situatedness within the communities many are demonstrably committed to working with and for.
Affiliation:
University of Cagliari ; University of Chester
Citation:
Young, 2015, 23(2), pp.136-153.
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Young
Publication Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347043
DOI:
10.1177/1103308815569390
Additional Links:
http://you.sagepub.com/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the authors' article accepted for publication version of an article published in Young, 2015 http://online.sagepub.com/10.1177/1103308815569390
ISSN:
1103-3088
EISSN:
1741-3222
Sponsors:
The research reported in this article was funded by the EU/Council of Europe.
Appears in Collections:
Geography and Development Studies

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dc.contributor.authorCuzzocrea, Valentinaen
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Rebeccaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-24T11:18:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-24T11:18:31Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationYoung, 2015, 23(2), pp.136-153.en
dc.identifier.issn1103-3088en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1103308815569390en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/347043en
dc.descriptionThis is the authors' article accepted for publication version of an article published in Young, 2015 http://online.sagepub.com/10.1177/1103308815569390en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we propose the notion of collaborative individualization (henceforth, C.I.) as a means of characterizing young people’s attempts to define their identities as simultaneously self-reliant and in need of support and collaboration. Our arguments are based on the findings of a transnational case study: a recent Council of Europe policy project called Edgeryders, an online platform whose participants were invited to discuss their experience of attempting to achieve “fully independent adulthood”. In light of findings which suggest that individualization amongst the young might take forms which are more collaborative than self-focused, we argue that youth scholars ought to rethink the assumptions made about the nature of individualization in youth transitions. We propose that such theorizations should embrace the potential described by C.I. in order to provide constructive responses to young people’s changing socio-economic needs, and refocus attention on young people’s situatedness within the communities many are demonstrably committed to working with and for.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this article was funded by the EU/Council of Europe.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://you.sagepub.com/en
dc.subjectyouthen
dc.subjectindividualizationen
dc.subjectcommunityen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectinnovationen
dc.subjectnetworksen
dc.titleCollaborative individualization? Peer-to-peer action in youth transitionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3222en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cagliari ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalYoungen
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