Defining an agenda for the geography of children: review and prospect

@article{Matthews1999DefiningAA,
  title={Defining an agenda for the geography of children: review and prospect},
  author={Hugh Matthews and Melanie Limb},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={61 - 90}
}
There is still only a limited development of a solidly grounded social and cultural geography prepared to conceptualize children as a neglected social grouping undergoing various forms of sociospatial marginalization. Given the focus and momentum of the ‘new’ cultural geography, we contend that this is an apposite time to define an agenda for the geography of children, which not only takes into account earlier studies which can inform contemporary debate, largely drawn from an environmental… 

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