By Sarah Holloway
Kid's Geographies is an outline of a quickly increasing region of leading edge study. Drawing on unique examine and vast case experiences in Europe, North and South the USA, Africa and Asia, the publication analyses kid's stories of enjoying, dwelling and learning.The various case reports variety from an ancient research of gender relationss in 19th century North American playgrounds via to kid's reports of after college care in modern Britain, to highway cultures among homeless youngsters in Indonesia on the finish of the 20th century. Threaded via this empirical range, is a typical engagement with present debates in regards to 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, in addition they give a contribution to present debates approximately spatiality within the social stories of early life.
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Polymorphic spaces need to be distinguished from monomorphic spaces, and particularly intensive monomorphic spaces. The latter are spaces which are dominated by a single use that excludes the possibility of other uses, be it by children or other potential (even nonhuman) users. This distinction of space is closely related to Sibley’s (1992) strongly and weakly classified space, but differs in that polymorphic spaces can have strong, clear boundaries, whereas in Sibley’s schema, with weakly classified spaces the boundaries themselves become more vague.
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Owain Jones provides texture to his literary account of rural childhoods, in an empirically grounded assessment of children’s country childhoods. He outlines the ways in which children construct smooth, or at least differently striated, space out of adult space in the village of ‘Allswell’ in England. Sam Punch looks at rural childhoods in a very different context, that of rural Bolivia, to show how majority world children’s spatial freedom allows them to develop some autonomous use of time for play.
Children's Geographies (Critical Geographies) by Sarah Holloway