‘True geography [ ] quickly forgotten, giving away to an adult-imagined universe’. Approaching the otherness of childhood

Jones, O. (2008) ‘True geography [ ] quickly forgotten, giving away to an adult-imagined universe’. Approaching the otherness of childhood. Children’s Geographies, 6 (2). pp. 195-212. ISSN 1473-3285

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733280801963193

Abstract

In this paper I seek to explore the idea of the otherness of childhood. I suggest that there are considerable differences between the becomings of children and the becomings of adults. In the face of these a number of questions need to be asked about adult–childhood relations in society and about academic approaches to children and childhood, particularly in terms of representing childhood and the implications of such representing. The paper sets out the idea of otherness, locates this within current debate about the crisis of childhood, and then argues that non-representational approaches might be particularly relevant to progressing children’s geographies. These approaches stress modesty, practice, experimentation, messiness, creativity and openness.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:children, childhood, otherness, non-representational theory, play, witnessing
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:12396
Deposited By: O. Jones
Deposited On:06 Jan 2011 16:52
Last Modified:13 Aug 2013 03:53

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