Objects and Nurturing Young People’s Storytelling

Taylor, Mark. 2017. Objects and Nurturing Young People’s Storytelling. Social Dialogue, 16(1), pp. 19-20. ISSN 2221-352X [Article]

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It can be difficult for researchers to engage young people to tell stories about their lives. This paper considers how former service users of a youth work project in North-West Ireland
unexpectedly employed objects on display in an agency meeting room to tell stories of transformative youth work encounters. The practical and symbolic functions of these objects in the lives of young people are outlined. The implications for social professional practice are highlighted.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)


28 February 2017Published
19 January 2017Accepted

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07 Mar 2017 14:16

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29 Apr 2020 16:25

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