Children practising politics through spatial narratives

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Children practising politics through spatial narratives

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Children practising politics through spatial narratives
Author Harju, Anne
Date 2017
English abstract
The aim is to study children’s politics by exploring how children relate to and rework positions and identities offered to them and others in a residential narrative of ‘Swedes’ and ‘immigrants’. Children’s politics is defined as children practising politics when negotiating and challenging positions and defending identities. The results are based on a reanalysis of two studies. The results show that participating children use the narrative, and to it connected stories about neighbourhoods, to position themselves and to negotiate exclusion, inclusion, identity and belonging. In relation to this they deal with political issues connected to national and global discourses that blame the category of ‘immigrants’ for being the cause of local and national problems. They also reflect on the positions and identities offered in the narrative and use tactics to manage the positions and their consequences. From this point of view, the children practise politics in their everyday lives.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2017.1350635 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2017.1350635... (external link to publication)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Children's Geographies;
ISSN 1473-3285
Language eng (iso)
Subject Children’s everyday lives
spatial narratives
social categorisation
children’s politics
childhoods
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23211 Permalink to this page
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