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dc.contributor.authorHusu, Hanna-Mari
dc.contributor.authorVälimäki, Vesa
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T10:25:39Z
dc.date.available2018-06-10T21:35:38Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHusu, H.-M., & Välimäki, V. (2017). Staying inside : social withdrawal of the young, Finnish ‘Hikikomori’. <em>Journal of Youth Studies</em>, 20 (5), 605-621. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2016.1254167">doi:10.1080/13676261.2016.1254167</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_72194
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53691
dc.description.abstractThis article explores socially withdrawn young Finnish people on an Internet forum who identify with the Japanese hikikomori phenomenon. We aim to overcome the dualism between sociology and psychology found in earlier research by referring to Pierre Bourdieu, who provides insights into how individual choices are constructed in accordance with wider social settings. We focus on the individual level and everyday choices, but we suggest that psychological factors (anxiety, depression) can be seen as properties of social relations rather than as individual states of mind, as young adults have unequal access to valued resources. We scrutinise young people’s specific reasoning related to the social and psychological factors and contingent life events that influence their choice to withdraw. An experience of inadequacy, a feeling of failure and a lack of self-efficacy are common experiences in the data. This indicates that young adults who identify with the hikikomori phenomenon find external society demanding and consider themselves lacking resources such as education, social networks or the personality type that they see as valued in society and as essential to ‘survival’. They also feel that they cannot control their life events, which may mean that they receive little help in their everyday lives.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Youth Studies
dc.subject.otherBourdieu
dc.subject.otherhikikomori
dc.subject.othersocial withdrawal
dc.subject.othersocial exclusion
dc.subject.otheryouth studies
dc.titleStaying inside : social withdrawal of the young, Finnish ‘Hikikomori’
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201704242057
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-04-24T12:15:19Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange605-621
dc.relation.issn1367-6261
dc.relation.volume20
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dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Taylor & Francis. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.relation.doi10.1080/13676261.2016.1254167


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