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Rematerialising Children's Agency : Everyday Practices in a Post-Socialist Estate (Hardcover) (Matej
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An original, detailed ethnographic account of children’s everyday lives in a small, deprived neighborhood of post-socialist Bratislava called Kopcany,Rematerialising Children’s Agency provides novel empirical insight into the experience of growing up after twenty-five years of post-socialist transformations. A rising star in the study of children’s geographies, Matej Blazek explores the formation of children’s agency and its many sources, detailing the significance of intersecting themes from embodiment to complex social institutions as he asks key questions like: What happens if we accept children’s practices as cornerstones of communities? What is uncovered if we examine adults’ interactions with children in everyday community spaces? Drawing on a background in youth work, Blazek offers in-depth insights into both children’s lives and the priorities and needs of practitioners, making this book of value across a range of disciplines and geographies.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Human Geography, Children's Studies
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Matej Blazek
Street Date: February 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0939
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