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Karin

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RISK TAKER

FAMILY TENSION

EMIGRATION

CREATIVE ARTS

ALCOHOL

YOUTH SUB CULTURE

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

NI

Interview age:

14 - 20

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Karin has always been a fairly dramatic character into the latest expression of youth culture - courting risk, while eager to please and be accepted by those she admired and sought to emulate.   A big consumer of global youth culture she took on the life of a skater, a Goth, a hip hopper, a punk, a rocker. She became sexually active in her early teens and had a number of short relationships before becoming involved in a more long-term relationship.  Alcohol was a big part of her social life, but she was never much interested in drugs. As the youngest in her family, she assumed a degree of pressure to be as successful or as good as her siblings. Her journey through education was not as straightforward as theirs, and while she was always convinced that a career in the creative arts was what she wanted, she regretted the first couple of course choices she made after leaving school. A short bout of depression also set her back during this period. Karin always expressed a desire to leave Northern Ireland, and did so to take up FE and HE courses.  Leaving home was made easier by the fact that her siblings had already done so and were in a position to support her. Karin was close to her mother but her relationship with her father was volatile.

 

 

Karin's Data

DATA ANONYMISATION

Interview transcripts have been digitized and anonymised. For more information on the anonymisation process, click here. Unanonymised digital audio versions of the interviews will be released by Qualidata in 2058.

INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

20/05/98(paired)

14

SMG

2.

07/07/99

16

SMG

3.

31/03/00

16

SMG

4.

30/05/01

17

SMG

5.

05/03/03

19

SMG

6.

20/07/04

20

SMG

OTHER DATA

 

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