In the footsteps of a quiet pioneer: Revisiting Pearl Jephcott’s work on youth leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong

Batchelor, S. A. (2018) In the footsteps of a quiet pioneer: Revisiting Pearl Jephcott’s work on youth leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong. Women's History Review, (doi:10.1080/09612025.2018.1472893) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Pearl Jephcott’s (1967) research on Scottish teens, Time of One’s Own, is one of the first sociological studies of leisure in the postwar period. This research is remarkable not only for its emphasis on ‘ordinary’ young people but also for its ambitious and eclectic research design, which incorporates field research, sample surveys and task based participatory methods. The (Re)Imagining Youth team revisited Jephcott’s Scottish research alongside her survey of The Situation of Children and Youth in Hong Kong (1971) as part of a contemporary study of youth leisure and social change. This paper outlines our attempt to reimagine Jephcott’s work for the contemporary context, highlighting the ways in which her method was both a product of its time and ahead of its time.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Batchelor, Dr Susan
Authors: Batchelor, S. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Women's History Review
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0961-2025
ISSN (Online):1747-583X
Published Online:27 May 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 the Author
First Published:First published in Women's History Review 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
620571(Re)imaginging youth: a comparative sociology of Scotland and Hong KongSusan BatchelorEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K010409/1SPS - SOCIOLOGY