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Title: Researching young people's experiences of peer violence
Author: Barter, Christine
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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Peer violence is a highly contested area of child welfare in which moral panics surrounding children's and young people's use of violence, linked to anxiety and trepidation about the construction of childhood itself, have stifled measured debate. I believe that my work over the past 15 years, presented in this PhD, provides a significant contribution to knowledge in this area of child welfare. The work presented here derives from three studies on peer violence covering two areas of child welfare: peer violence in residential children's homes; and teenage intimate partner violence and control. The findings from this body of work provide a considered and comprehensive response to the above conceptualisation, prioritising both children and young people's experiences and agency, whilst acknowledging the wider social and structural inequalities which underpin peer violence. The publications have been selected to illustrate my work's original contribution to developing knowledge in the following areas: • Advancing theoretical understanding of peer violence through the interception between the sociology of childhood and gender violence theory. • Exploring young people's views and experiences of peer violence • Enhancing methodological knowledge of researching young people's experiences of violence. • Recognising and responding to the welfare concerns of adolescents through developing understanding, policy and practice.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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