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Agency and Structure Revisited with Youth Responses to Gendered (Spatial) Mobilities in the EU
Samuk, Sahizer; Schlimbach, Tabea; Kmiotek-Meier, Emilia Alicja et al.
2020In Border Crossings, 10, p. 61-78
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Keywords :
youth mobility; gender roles; beliefs
Abstract :
[en] Young people involved in geographical mobility face diverse gendered mobility settings and gender inequalities. How do the youth involved in diverse mobility types deal with adverse circumstances caused by gender beliefs and gender prejudices? To answer this question, problem-centred interviews with young people (18-29) are analysed using Grounded Theory. These young people are European citizens and they are involved in five mobility types: higher education, employment, voluntary work, vocational education & training, and entrepreneurship. We apply Emirbayer and Mische’s (1998) categories (iterational, projective and practical-evaluative) to the analysis of gendered mobility narratives as unequal gender perceptions reveal themselves in the context of different types of youth mobility. The analysis allows to see the ways young people reflect on their actions: refusal of gender beliefs, acceptance or rejection of gendered prejudices, individual vs. collective solutions, demand for equality in numbers, comparison of gendered workplaces and assumption of leadership in initiating mobility. At the same time, we observe how geographical mobilities can increase the critical sensibility of youth towards gender inequalities, contributing to new conceptualisation of agentic responses to structural constraints.
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Author, co-author :
Samuk, Sahizer ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
Schlimbach, Tabea
Kmiotek-Meier, Emilia Alicja ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Diaz, Laura
Vysotskaya, Volha ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
Nienaber, Birte  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
Roman, Monica
Muresan, Laura
Manafi, Ioana
Däubler, Markus ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Agency and Structure Revisited with Youth Responses to Gendered (Spatial) Mobilities in the EU
Publication date :
06 June 2020
Journal title :
Border Crossings
ISSN :
2046-4436
eISSN :
2046-4444
Volume :
10
Pages :
61-78
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
European Projects :
H2020 - 649263 - MOVE - Mapping mobility – pathways, institutions and structural effects of youth mobility in Europe
Funders :
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
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