Playful spaces? a social geography of children's play in Livingston, Scotland

@article{Thomson2004PlayfulSA,
  title={Playful spaces? a social geography of children's play in Livingston, Scotland},
  author={Joanne L. Thomson and Chris Philo},
  journal={Children's Geographies},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={111 - 130}
}
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