Growing up in divided societies: Confronting continuity and change

Madeleine Leonard, Martina Mcknight, Spyros Spyrou

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the six main articles which represent the special issue on “Growing up in divided societies” and to locate the articles within a framework of children's experiences of divided societies. The article reviews the main methodologies employed by authors of the six articles and evaluates how these methodologies contribute to debates on researching children and young people's everyday lives. The paper presents the core findings of the six articles and discusses these in relation to core themes, methodologies and policy implications. The authors argue that there is a dearth of research on children and young people's everyday lives in politically contested societies and the special issue responds to this vacuum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-530
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 06 Sep 2011

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  • Children (age groups)
  • Conflict
  • Society
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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