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This is the website for ‘(Re)Imagining Youth: A comparative study of youth leisure in Glasgow & Hong Kong’. Funded by the ESRC and RGC, the project ran from September 2013 until August 2015 and was led by Dr Susan Batchelor (University of Glasgow) and Dr Alistair Fraser (University of Hong Kong).

Building on landmark sociological research from the 1960s (Jephcott 1967, 1971), the study explored socio-cultural meanings and changing experiences of youth leisure in two case-study locations, with a particular focus on themes of youth transition, leisure space and ‘risky’ behaviours. Over 280 young people aged 16-24 years participated in the project, which used a variety of methods including ethnographic observations, stakeholder interviews (n=15), focus group discussions (n=14) and interviews with young people (n=30). In addition, we gathered approximately 500 images (drawing and photography) and 200 online survey responses.

Whilst funding for the study has now come to an end, we are still actively involved in analysing and writing up our data. You can access our various presentations and publications using the Outputs tab.