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Children's Spatialities : Embodiment, Emotion and Agency (Hardcover)
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This volume highlights the role of space in enhancing understandings of children's ordinary, everyday experiences, bringing together spatial theory and the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies. Contributors to Children's Spatialities argue that spatial perspectives are central to understanding how children's practices and trajectories are situated within more-than-social contexts. This lens opens up ways of understanding children's lives that moves beyond the notion of the individual agent to recognise that agency exists within and between the spaces where children's lives happen. As such, this is a book about the intersectionality between space and cross-disciplinary approaches to childhood studies. In examining this intersection, its contributors ask: What new insights or interpretations does a critical spatial perspective of children's everyday lives offer? What are the implications for spatial theory and practice when children's lives become the primary focus of research?Drawing from a wide range of disciplines including Anthropology, Sociology, Architecture and Geography, this collection offers both students and scholars a range of ways of thinking spatially about children's lives, drawing on empirical studies from a variety of countries internationally.
Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / Marriage + Family, Sociology / General
Series Title: Studies in Childhood and Youth
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Street Date: October 20, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7319
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