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    The myth of girl gangs

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    'I slept with 40 boys in three months' teenage sexuality in the media: too much too young?

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    'Getting mad wi' it': risk-seeking by young women'

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    Extraordinary transition in the two-dimensional O(n) model

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    The extraordinary transition which occurs in the two-dimensional O(n) model for n<1n<1 at sufficiently enhanced surface couplings is studied by conformal perturbation theory about infinite coupling and by finite-size scaling of the spectrum of the transfer matrix of a simple lattice model. Unlike the case of n1n\geq1 in higher dimensions, the surface critical behaviour differs from that occurring when fixed boundary conditions are imposed. In fact, all the surface scaling dimensions are equal to those already found for the ordinary transition, with, however, an interesting reshuffling of the corresponding eigenvalues between different sectors of the transfer matrix.Comment: 18 pages, Latex, 12 eps figures; submitted to Nucl. Phys.

    In the footsteps of a quiet pioneer: Revisiting Pearl Jephcott’s work on youth leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong

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    Pearl Jephcott’s (1967) research on Scottish teens, Time of One’s Own, is one of the first sociological studies of leisure in the postwar period. This research is remarkable not only for its emphasis on ‘ordinary’ young people but also for its ambitious and eclectic research design, which incorporates field research, sample surveys and task based participatory methods. The (Re)Imagining Youth team revisited Jephcott’s Scottish research alongside her survey of The Situation of Children and Youth in Hong Kong (1971) as part of a contemporary study of youth leisure and social change. This paper outlines our attempt to reimagine Jephcott’s work for the contemporary context, highlighting the ways in which her method was both a product of its time and ahead of its time
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