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Youth work : an institutional ethnography of youth homelessness / Naomi Nichols.

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Subject: Homeless youth > Ontario.
Homeless youth > Services for > Ontario.
Ethnology > Research > Ontario.
Ethnology > Ontario > Methodology.
Jeunes sans-abri > Ontario.
Jeunes sans-abri > Services > Ontario.
Ethnologie > Recherche > Ontario.
Ethnologie > Ontario > M├ęthodologie.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781442668171
  • ISBN: 1442668172
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 158 pages)
  • Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2014.

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General Note: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral) - York University, 2011, under title: "All my life I've slipped through the cracks" : the social coordination of "youth work."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- 1. The Research: Community-Based Institutional Ethnography -- 2. Getting Welfare -- 3. "Signing Out" of Care -- 4. Youth "At Risk" -- 5. The Institutional Coordination of Youth Work -- 6. Walking the Line: Research and Development Work with SYS -- Conclusion.
Summary: Combining institutional ethnography and community-based research, Youth Work is a sophisticated examination of the troubling experiences of young people living outside the care of parents or guardians, as well as of the difficulties of the frontline workers who take responsibility for assisting them. Drawing from more than a year of on-site research at an Ontario youth emergency shelter, Naomi Nichols exposes the complicated institutional practices that govern both the lives of young people living in shelters and the workers who try to help them.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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