Play and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing by Bethan Evans, John Horton, Tracey Skelton

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By Bethan Evans, John Horton, Tracey Skelton

Geographies of youngsters and children is a quickly rising sub-discipline inside human geography. there's now a severe mass of proven educational paintings, key names inside academia, becoming numbers of graduate scholars and increasing numbers of collage point taught classes. There also are expert education programmes at nationwide scales and in overseas contexts that paintings in particular with little ones and youth. as well as a efficient magazine of Children’s Geographies, there’s a variety of monographs, textbooks and edited collections targeting young ones and teenagers released through all of the significant educational presses then there's a major physique of labor on more youthful humans inside human geography and lively authors and researchers operating inside of foreign contexts to warrant a selected significant Reference paintings on children’s and younger people’s geographies.
The volumes and sections are established via topics, which then mirror the wider geographical destinations of the research.

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2000). While the latter are a direct reaction to discourses of fear about dangerous streets, they do not simply induce a loss of children’s freedom to public space. Since the 1990s, the development of “add-on” indoor and outdoor playgrounds and “stand-alone” indoor soft play centers has asserted children’s right to play space in parts of the built environment previously perceived as adult domains (McKendrick et al. 2000). With the prevailing geographical focus on play beyond the home, particularly outdoor play, domestic spaces of play – the private environments of the home and the garden – have been unduly neglected.

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 20 22 26 30 32 Abstract In many ways, twenty-first century (western) childhood may be characterized by a cacophony of moral panics. Spatiality is pertinent, if not central, to these moral panics, not least those concerning contemporary children’s play. Yet, despite this, the presence of spatiality within play research beyond the geographical discipline is, at best, marginal.

In the case of Cold War rocket play, the rocket launch represented the conquest of geopolitical space, “[c]hildren thus became geopolitical agents through their mastery of the missile event” (MacDonald 2008, 626). Similarly, Action Man enthusiast, Tim Matthews, recalls his childhood play with action figures during the time of the Falklands War and how TV news bulletins informed his play: I was nine years old in 1982 when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. I had maintained a keen interest in everything military since toddlerhood.

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