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Based on research carried out with over 400 children in England and Wales, this article explores the complexity of the social space of the out of school club, an increasingly important environment in the social landscape of British childhood. By exploring the ways in which children construct and...
This article considers the importance of the shopping mall to a group of young people living in the East Midlands of the UK. It shows that for many young people the mall provides a convenient place for hanging out. Yet their occupancy of this setting is not unproblematic. Many adults, for...
This article contributes to the developing literature on childhood and national identity by considering the ways in which children imagine other nations. Focusing in particular on on-line interactions between children in 12 British and 12 New Zealand schools, the article explores their...
The growth of commercial playgrounds in the UK is part of a broader process whereby ever greater realms of children's lives are commodified. McNeal's theory of the social group of children as a market is introduced as a framework through which commercial playgrounds may be understood. An...
This article examines children's spatial mobility in urban settings. Through data from a study of children living in contrasting urban environments, London and a lower-density new town, the article focuses on how children move around in the public realm. The data show that there are significant...
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