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By Sarah Holloway

Kid's Geographies is an summary of a swiftly increasing sector of innovative learn. Drawing on unique learn and broad case reports in Europe, North and South the United States, Africa and Asia, the ebook analyses kid's studies of taking part in, residing and learning.The various case reports variety from an ancient research of gender relationss in 19th century North American playgrounds via to kid's stories of after institution care in modern Britain, to road cultures among homeless young children in Indonesia on the finish of the 20 th century. Threaded via this empirical variety, is a typical engagement with present debates concerning the nature of childhood.The person chapters draw on modern sociological understandings of kid's competence as social actors. In so doing they not just illustrate the significance of such an method of our understandings of kid's geographies, additionally they give a contribution to present debates approximately spatiality within the social experiences of adolescence.

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Childhood: A Global Journal of Childhood Research 2:103–10. L. M. (1999) Geographies of New Femininities, Harlow, Essex: Longman. Lees, L. ’ paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Hawaii, March. Lynch, K. : MIT Press. A. : gender, citizenship and the making of the American nation’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 8:449–58. Massey, D. Bird, B. Tickner (eds) Mapping the Futures: Local Cultures, Global Change, London: Routledge. ——(1994) Space, Place and Gender, Cambridge: Polity Press.

1996b) ‘Children should be seen and not heard: the production and transgression of adults’ public space’, Urban Geography 17:205–20. ”: children and parents’ understandings of kids’ competence to negotiate public space safely’, Antipode 29:65–89. ——(1997b). ‘“My son’s a bit dizzy” “My wife’s a bit soft”: gender, children and cultures of parenting’, Gender, Place and Culture 4:37–62. ——(1997c) ‘A safe place to grow up? Parenting, perceptions of children’s safety and the rural idyll’, Journal of Rural Studies 13, 2:137–48.

The Opies (1969:15) in their famous survey of children’s games and folklore observed that ‘the peaks of a child’s experience are…occasions when he escapes into places that are disused and overgrown and silent’. They go on to report how a most brutal and unequivocal process of disordering, the blitz on London, produced bomb sites which were ideal for children’s play. This literal smoothing out of the striated space(s) of house and street opened up possibilities for children, as recalled in John Borman’s film Hope and Glory and Grahame Greene’s (1970) story The Destructors’.

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