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Disfala Iut Grup hem Blong Mi : the potential for economic, personal and socio-relational empowerment in urban youth groups, Solomon Islands

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Disfala Iut Grup hem Blong Mi : the potential for economic, personal and socio-relational empowerment in urban youth groups, Solomon Islands

Guay-Jadah, Ariane (2010) Disfala Iut Grup hem Blong Mi : the potential for economic, personal and socio-relational empowerment in urban youth groups, Solomon Islands. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis, entitled Disfala Iut Grnp hem Blong Mi: the Potential for Economic, Personal and Relational Empowerment in Urban Youth Groups, Solomon Islands , is an exploration of the particularities of youth experience. Specifically, it addresses the struggles of young people in a challenging urban environment and how youth group membership can help alleviate socioeconomic and emotional hardships. As an excluded demographic majority, youths in Honiara are relegated to the margins of society. While aware of the lack of social channels promoting youth empowerment, young individuals are resilient, trying to find ways to better their situations. Urban youth associations, whether faith-based or community organizations, can be platforms for socioeconomic, personal and relational development. They are flawed and oftentimes ill-equipped to cater to the empowerment projects of all young people. However, they are singular institutions which offer networks of people, resources, activities and information otherwise inaccessible to many youths. Young people in Honiara are living in a rapidly shifting space, where they often have conflicting identities, aspirations, and realities to manage. It is hoped that this thesis will shed some light on the ideas and practices of youths in an urban Pacific milieu, and on the ways in which they can empower themselves via youth group membership. Show less You have requested "on-the-fly" machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Show full disclaimer Neither ProQuest nor its licensors make any representations or warranties with respect to the translations. The translations are automatically generated "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and are not retained in our systems. PROQUEST AND ITS LICENSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES FOR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, NON-INFRINGMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Your use of the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in your Electronic Products License Agreement and by using the translation functionality you agree to forgo any and all claims against ProQuest or its licensors for your use of the translation functionality and any output derived there from. Hide full disclaimer Translations powered by LEC.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Guay-Jadah, Ariane
Pagination:ix, 120 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Sociology and Anthropology
Date:2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Jourdan, C
ID Code:979407
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 17:58
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:49
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