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The significance of place in middle childhood: qualitative research from Wales

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID:, Dicks, Bella ORCID:, Holland, Sally ORCID:, Drakeford, Mark and Davies, Andrew 2006. The significance of place in middle childhood: qualitative research from Wales. British Journal of Sociology 57 (4) , pp. 577-595. 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2006.00126.x

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The paper presents some key findings of qualitative research with older primary school children in Wales on their attachments to places and cultures. There is discussion of children's perspectives on the global, national and local arenas. We argue both that there are continuities with adult perspectives and that the children's views on place and identity need to be understood in the context of the social location of middle childhood. The study shows children making relatively little use of culturally-filled categories of local, national and global place-identifications. The differences they articulate are largely framed in terms of divisions between groups of people rather than in the characteristics of place, and generally related back to the self.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; middle childhood; national identity; locality; globalization; Wales
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0007-1315
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 07:16

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