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Rematerialising Children'S Agency: Everyday practices in a post-socialist estate

Matej Blazek


This book is a detailed study of children’s everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of post-socialist Bratislava, called Kopčany. It provides a novel empirical insight on what it is like to be growing up after 25 years of post-socialist transformations and questions the formation of children’s agency and the multitude of resources it comes from. What happens if we accept children’s practices as cornerstones of communities? What is uncovered if we examine adult’s co-presence with children in everyday community spaces? With a background in youth work, the author writes from the uniq ... More

Keywords: childhood, agency, theory of action, post socialism, place

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447322740
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322740.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matej Blazek, author
Loughborough University