‘Looked-after’ young people's voices an actor-network theory analysis

Lucy Hanson, Christopher Holligan, Maria Adams

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This article offers an empirical case study of ways in which ‘looked-after’ young people responded in focus groups about taking part in a survey task. These research participants are deemed by the state as in need of protection. We demonstrate that despite their vulnerable status, they are immensely resilient and capable of contributing to debates about research participation. Through the application of actor-network theory, we outline conglomerations of actor-networks involved with the materiality of their agency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-616
Number of pages14
JournalChildren's Geographies
Issue number5
Early online date8 Mar 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Mar 2016


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