Social networks and perceptions of intergenerational difference among migrant youth in Australia

Mansouri, Fethi and Johns, Amelia 2017, Social networks and perceptions of intergenerational difference among migrant youth in Australia, Journal of sociology, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 127-144, doi: 10.1177/1440783316636244.

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Title Social networks and perceptions of intergenerational difference among migrant youth in Australia
Author(s) Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi
Johns, AmeliaORCID iD for Johns, Amelia
Journal name Journal of sociology
Volume number 53
Issue number 1
Start page 127
End page 144
Total pages 18
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1440-7833
Keyword(s) youth
ethnic minorities
immigrant adaptation
Social Sciences
Summary ‘Intergenerational difference’ has become a lens through which to view issues of identity, social connectedness, belonging and agency in migrant youth research, highlighting that differences in the aspirations of migrant youth and their parents shape young people’s experiences. The article will present findings from a mixed methods study of social network participation among three migrant youth cohorts in two Australian cities to address a perceived ‘gap’ among migrant youth and parents’ aspirations for social network formation and participation. The paper will first examine current theoretical approaches to intergenerational challenges in migrant youth research. It will then introduce ‘intersectionality’ as a concept offering a more nuanced understanding of the challenges and hopes of migrant youth for whom social networks can be a gateway towards belonging and connectedness. This, however, requires a negotiation of complex structural, social and cultural factors.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1440783316636244
Field of Research 1608 Sociology
2002 Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2016, The Author(s)
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