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Rematerialising Children'S AgencyEveryday practices in a post-socialist estate$
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Matej Blazek

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322740

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.001.0001

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Public spaces of Kopčany

Public spaces of Kopčany

(p.67) Five Public spaces of Kopčany
Rematerialising Children'S Agency

Matej Blazek

Policy Press

This chapter explores how different configurations of everyday public spaces (spaces that are formally, if not necessarily practically, accessible to anyone, including the children) in Kopčany are important for children’s practices. This scope is set as a response to fieldwork experiences, most of which came from the contact with children and their practices in the neighbourhood rather than elsewhere. It follows the idea of space as a ‘type[…] of settings for interaction’ (Philo, 2000, p.245), focuses on a spatial scale that responds to the range of children’s practices in the neighbourhood and elsewhere, and explores spatialities of children’s practices in their ‘perpetual dynamism’ (Horton and Kraftl, 2006b, p.86). It concludes by reflecting on the dynamics of children’s spatial practices and the differentiation these make within the neighbourhood.

Keywords:   space, public space, spatiality, children’s geographies, scale

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