New geographies of parenting, policy and place

  title={New geographies of parenting, policy and place},
  author={Eleanor Jupp and Aisling Gallagher},
  journal={Children's Geographies},
  pages={155 - 159}
At the centre of relationships between children and parents is something arguably uniquely personal, intimate and embodied. For example, Rose (2003), discussing mothers' practices around family photographs, comments that ‘it is part of a mother's relationship to her child to engage with that child's absolute corporeal uniqueness. It cannot be denied or avoided’ (16). Yet as the papers in this Special Issue attest, parent–child relationships and practices of ‘parenting’ are also clearly and… 
Feeling, caring, measuring, knowing: the relational co-construction of parenting knowledges
Parenting practices, including the maintenance of a child with a healthy body weight are subject to normative and institutional regulation. This paper explores the specific practices of parenting in
Geographies of education: family, parenting and schools
Schools are central to the everyday geographies of parents as well as children and have become a “new” space through which family policy is executed and families are targeted and appraised.
Changing children's geographies
This keynote explores the changing nature of children's geographies as an academic project. It proceeds in four parts. Part 1 considers the shift away from research on children's spatial cognition
Families, policy and place in times of austerity
Families in the UK have played a key role within the ‘third way’ policy regimes of the past two decades, promising to act as arenas of citizenship between the individual and the market. Such a
Shaping the Family; Anti-Obesity Discourses and Family Life
This thesis examines the effects of anti-obesity discourses on parenting practices. While academics have paid attention to the political dimensions of anti-obesity policy and related discourses (for
Unpacking ‘family troubles’, care and relationality across time and space*
ABSTRACT Despite significant work on family geographies in recent years, geographers have paid less attention to changes and challenges that may be considered 'family troubles' in diverse contexts.
Aspirations for automobility
  • Sociology
  • 2018
Whilst a burgeoning body of research explores how families shape children’s everyday experiences, less is known about how families influence children’s future aspirations. Drawing upon two research
Interpreting family struggles in West Africa across Majority-Minority world boundaries: tensions and possibilities
  • R. Evans
  • Sociology
    Gender, Place & Culture
  • 2019
Abstract The 'family' is associated with powerful, often emotive discourses in both the Majority and Minority worlds. However, family geographies to date have been largely focused on research with
CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES ANNUAL LECTURE 2013 Changing children's geographies
•This keynote explores the changing nature of children’s geographies as an academic project. It proceeds in four parts. Part 1 considers the shift away from research on children’s spatial cognition
Re-gendering care in the UK : the experiences of male primary carers
Childcare is a set of practices laden with gender and other inequalities, as it is constructed on the conceptual dualism of paid work/unpaid work that privileges one end of the binary and devalues


Travelling in your backyard: the unfamiliar places of parenting
Current theoretical understandings of family-as-activity, as suggested by the terms ‘doing family’ or ‘families we choose’, locate family practices such as parenting, within the realm of the spatial.
Local Childcare Cultures: Moral geographies of mothering and the social organisation of pre-school education
Child-rearing has not been a major focus of research in geography despite the fact that its organisation is both spatially and temporally variable. Geographical work on pre-school childcare provision
Researching governmentalities through ethnography: the case of Australian welfare reforms and programs for single parents
In this article I argue that the spaces of freedom and constraint that personalized planning programs targeted at Australian single parents open up and close down are distinctly different when viewed
Space, Time, and Renegotiating Motherhood: An Exploration of the Domestic Workplace
Recent discussion in human geography has heightened awareness of the problems and possibilities of the use of social theory in empirical research, This paper is concerned with showing how insights
'Manic Mums' and 'Distant Dads'? Gendered geographies of care and the journey to school.
Children and young people as producers of knowledge
The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child represented a particularly important way-mark for child-centred studies because it affirmed children’s rights to participation: the right to give and
Family photographs and domestic spacings: a case study
This paper elaborates the argument that domestic space should be considered as the product of relations that extend beyond the home. It examines one common domestic object – family photographs – and
Enacting parenting policy? The hybrid spaces of Sure Start Children's Centres
This article draws on research in three UK Sure Start Children's Centres which explored them as particular kinds of spaces, with the intention of understanding how policy imperatives and discourses
Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self
We live under the beguiling illusion that our subjective lives are a personal matter. But our intimate feelings, desires, and relationships have become the object of new forms of investigation and
New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor play and active travel
Children's independent mobility and physical activity levels are declining in Western countries. In the past 20 years New Zealand children's active travel (walking and cycling) has dropped on average