Childhood and the politics of scale: descaling children's geographies?

  title={Childhood and the politics of scale: descaling children's geographies?},
  author={Nicola Ansell},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  pages={190 - 209}
  • N. Ansell
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Geography
  • Progress in Human Geography
The past decade has witnessed a resurgence of interest in the geographies of children's lives, and particularly in engaging the voices and activities of young people in geographical research. Much of this growing body of scholarship is characterized by a very parochial locus of interest — the neighbourhood, playground, shopping mall or journey to school. In this paper I explore some of the roots of children's geographies' preoccupation with the micro-scale and argue that it limits the relevance… 
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