Christensen, P., 2003, Place, space and knowledge: children in the village and in the city, in: Christensen, P. & M.O’Brien, ‘Children in the city’, RoutledgeFalmer, London
- Author : Christensen, P.
- Year : 2003
- Published in Book : Children in the city
- Pages : 13-28
- Outline in English : This chapter demonstrates how children’s coming to understand themselves takes places through their experiences, memories and use of houses, streets, neighbourhood, village and the city at large. In this paper, the author has used ethnographic material from a village and a neighbourhood of a city to explore how children themselves construct emplaced knowledge of their locality. There are differences between village and city locations. In the village, children had a higher degree of independent mobility and were able to explore their locality at an earlier age than the children of the city. The village formed a denser network of personal and kinship relationships than was to be found in the city neighbourhood where the author did this examination.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: Children, city, village, mobility, sense of place, knowledge of place.