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dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Peter, E
dc.contributor.authorMou-Vagi, Limu Cheryl
dc.date.available2013-12-02T00:47:11Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationMou-Vagi, L. C. (2013). Struggles of Rural Youth: Factors that Empower and Disempower Youth in Rural Villages – Central Province, Png (Thesis, Master of Social and Community Work). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4515en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/4515
dc.description.abstractThis research explores the multifaceted issues affecting youth who come from dysfunctional families and live in rural villages in the Central Province of PNG. The discourse of such rural youth accentuates the focus on institutional power relationships between the young and the older people of the village community. The research explores the hardships encountered by youth in rural villages, hardships that I argue are rooted within theoretical discourses and, in light of an ecological systems approach, emphasize a collaborative relationship to empower youth and enhance an inclusive partnership. Interviews from the study highlight contrasting views about the interactions between the youth and elders in rural villages. The data identified that although legislation stipulates and expresses an inclusive and communitarian approach (bottom up) by the village, service delivery is in reality non-compliant with the views and needs of the youth. The research argues that to ameliorate youth relationships with older generations, repositioning the power relationships of the rural youth is required to integrate cultural elements in development programs to improve and influence their livelihood.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectYouth
dc.subjectrural village
dc.subjectecological system
dc.subjectpower relationships
dc.subjectdiscourse
dc.subjectempowerment
dc.subjectsocial exclusion.
dc.titleStruggles of Rural Youth: Factors that Empower and Disempower Youth in Rural Villages – Central Province, PNG
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2013-12-01T23:33:01Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology, Gender and Social Work
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social and Community Work
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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