Sociology Writing 1,500 words and a good ref list x 5-7
Topics: youth homelessness, binge drinking and the provision of services for young refugees
You will need to have a solid academic background in the field and please indicate this in the proposal.
You will discuss the ways in which young people can be rendered voiceless in relation to the matters that are important to them. The writing aims to persuade a key stakeholder that they should take particular action in relation to the young people over whom their actions have influence – you are to act as an advocate. You will need to identify a youth-related issue and the person (you must be able to identify them by name and role) who has influence and to collect and utilise sociological scholarship in the construction of your argument for a particular [url removed, login to view] order to best understand what we mean by ‘advocacy’, you should consult:
Dalrymple, J 2005, ‘Constructions of child and youth advocacy: emerging issues in advocacy practice’ Children & Society, vol.19, no.1, pp.3-15.