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Geographies of age : thinking relationally.

Hopkins, P. and Pain, R. (2007) 'Geographies of age : thinking relationally.', Area., 39 (3). pp. 287-294.


In contrast to recent treatment of other social identities, geographers' work on age still focuses disproportionately on the social-chronological margins – the very young and (to a far lesser extent) the very old – and rarely connects them directly. We outline the benefits of creating relational geographies of age, in order to build out from the recent explosion of children's geographies, and discuss three helpful concepts: intergenerationality, intersectionality and lifecourse. We suggest that participation provides one epistemological vehicle for getting beyond geographies which are mainly adults'.

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Additional Information:Published on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).
Keywords:Age, Intergenerationality, Intersectionality, Lifecourse, Relationality.
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