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Children's Geographies

Playing, Living, Learning

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Children's Geographies is an overview of a rapidly expanding area of cutting edge research. Drawing on original research and extensive case studies in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, the book analyses children's experiences of playing, living and learning. The diverse case studies range from an historical analysis of gender relationss in nineteenth century North American playgrounds through to children's experiences of after school care in contemporary Britain, to street cultures amongst homeless children in Indonesia at the end of the twentieth century. Threaded through this empirical diversity, is a common engagement with current debates about the nature of childhood. The individual chapters draw on contemporary sociological understandings of children's competence as social actors. In so doing they not only illustrate the importance of such an approach to our understandings of children's geographies, they also contribute to current debates about spatiality in the social studies of childhood. Prof. Stuart Aitken, San Diego State University, USA, Shaun Fielding, University of Birmingham, UK, Dr Sarah Holloway, Dr Gill Valentine and Dr Nick Bingham, all at Loughborough U

Author Biography

Sarah L. Holloway is Lecturer in Human Geography at Loughborough University; she is co-author of Geographies of New Femininities. Gill Valentine is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield; her numerous publicationss include co-authoring Consuming Geographies, Cool Places and Mapping Desire, all published by Routledge.
Release date NZ
May 18th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Gill Valentine Edited by Sarah L. Holloway
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 black & white tables
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
296
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415207300
Product ID
1679613

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