Critical studies of youth play an increasingly important role in educational research. This volume adds to that ongoing conversation by addressing the methodological lessons learned from key scholars in the field. With a focus on “the doing” of critical youth studies in ways that center praxis and relational care in work with youth and their communities, the volume showcases scholars discussing their research and reflecting on the practical strategies they have used to operationalize their conceptions of knowledge in youth-centered research projects. Each chapter addresses the research features, challenges, tensions, and debates of the project; engagement with communities; and relationality, reciprocity, and responsibility to participants. The focus throughout is on qualitative approaches that are humanizing, anti-colonial, and transformative.

part IV|31 pages

Reporting and (Re)presentation

chapter 11|17 pages

Reading Over Our Shoulders

Writing About Arab Youth, Families, and Communities in the Post 9/11 U.S.

part V|60 pages

(Re)connecting the Circle—Caring, Not Closing