About : Concentrations : Children's
Research that focuses on how young people’s perceptions, experiences, meanings and opportunities are socially and spatially contextualized, and which examines the reproduction of culture and social life through children. Study of the geographies of children and young people ranges widely in subject matter, methodology and philosophical approach. Much of the work focuses on the ways children relate to families, communities and the environment and the ways those contexts mold young lives. Rather than passively accepting adults’ exclusionary productions of domestic, institutional, urban and rural space, children actively resist and subvert adult definitions and structures (cf. The Dictionary of Human Geography, 4th Edition, 2000, pp. 78-79, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers).