You are not logged in.
Openly accessible

Social engagement among migrant youth: attitudes and meanings

Kirpitchenko, Liudmila and Mansouri, Fethi 2014, Social engagement among migrant youth: attitudes and meanings, Social inclusion, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 17-27.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
kirpitchenko-socialengage-2014.pdf Published version application/pdf 579.72KB 72

Title Social engagement among migrant youth: attitudes and meanings
Author(s) Kirpitchenko, Liudmila
Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-8914-0485
Journal name Social inclusion
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 17
End page 27
Total pages 11
Publisher Cogitatio Press
Place of publication Lisbon, Portugal
Publication date 2014-08
ISSN 2183-2803
Keyword(s) active citizenship
belonging
civic engagement
intercultural relations
migrant youth
motivations for participation
social capital
social networks
Summary This article explores migrant young people’s engagement, participation and involvement in socially meaningful activi-ties, events and experiences. This type of social participation is approached in the social inclusion literature using the notions of social capital and active citizenship (Bourdieu, 1986; Coleman, 1988; Putnam, 1993; Putnam, 2000). A key objective, therefore, is to explore the attitudes, values and perceptions associated with social participation for young people. They include the meanings that social engagement has for migrant young people, along with drivers and inhibi-tions to active participation. The article focuses on both the motives for being actively engaged as well as perceived barriers to social engagement. It is based on a large study conducted among migrant young people of African, Arabic-speaking and Pacific Islander backgrounds in Melbourne and Brisbane, and presents both quantitative and qualitative (discursive) snapshots from the overall findings, based on interviews and focus groups. While many studies have cen-tred on the management of migration and migrants, this article draws attention to the individuals’ active position in negotiating, interpreting and appropriating the conditions of social inclusion. Accounting for the multidimensional and multilayered nature of social inclusion, the paper highlights the heuristic role of social engagement in fostering the feel-ings of belonging and personal growth for migrant youth.
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Cogitatio Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065602

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 300 Abstract Views, 73 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 08 Sep 2014, 09:57:18 EST by Cayla Edwards

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.