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'They don’t like girls hanging around there': conflicts over recreational space in rural Northamptonshire

Tucker, F. and Matthews, M. H. (2001) 'They don’t like girls hanging around there': conflicts over recreational space in rural Northamptonshire. Area. 33(2), pp. 161-168. 1475-4762.

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Abstract: This paper provides new insights into girls' use of recreational spaces within rural areas. We draw upon data from in-depth discussion work with 10–14 year old girls undertaken in rural Northamptonshire to show how conflict between adults and children, rival groups of children, and boys and girls influences the social ownership of recreational spaces. In contrast to the rural childhood myth, we disclose geographies of anxiety, tension and disharmony.
Additional Information: RAE2008 UoA45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth, rural, girls, local environment, recreational space
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ767 Children. Child development
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV182 Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT401 Rural groups. Rural sociology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF41 Human geography. Human ecology
Creators: Tucker, Faith and Matthews, M H
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Rural Issues
Social Issues
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 1 June 2001
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 161-168
Journal or Publication Title: Area
Volume: 33
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1475-4762
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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