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Critical Geographies of Childhood and YouthContemporary Policy and Practice$
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Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428462

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.001.0001

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Parenting policy and the geographies of friendship: encounters in an English Sure Start Children's Centre

Parenting policy and the geographies of friendship: encounters in an English Sure Start Children's Centre

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(p.215) thirteen Parenting policy and the geographies of friendship: encounters in an English Sure Start Children's Centre
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Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth
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Eleanor Jupp

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0013

This chapter takes a qualitative approach to a Sure Start Children's Centre as a space framed by a particular set of policy imperatives. It is argued that the targets of policy are not simply translated into the space and that interactions between staff and users are somewhat ‘uneasy’ and ambivalent because of this. It is also argued that friendships between groups of parents play an important role in mediating access to the centre as part of wider ‘caringscapes’ of parenting.

Keywords:   Sure Start, Children's Centres, Parenting, Friendship, Care, Inclusions/exclusions

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