Accepted Paper:

Participatory action research in youth & community work  


Emily Wood (London Borough of Merton)

Paper short abstract:

Applying anthropology within youth and community work.

Paper long abstract:

The application of anthropology in youth and community work can be used as a powerful medium for activating and supporting young people and the professionals that work with them. This presentation explores two recent case studies and the applied use of anthropological approaches such as film making and participatory action research (PAR). In 'SAVE SWYC' young people campaign to stop the closure of their youth centre. 'Young People & Mental Wellbeing' explores ways in which young people and professionals can raise awareness of issues and look to improve local services.

Panel P30
Creative and engaging anthropology: teaching young people in schools and communities