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Geographies of age: Thinking relationally

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins, Professor Rachel Pain


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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'. © The Authors. Journal compilation © Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) 2007.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hopkins PE, Pain R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Area

Year: 2007

Volume: 39

Issue: 3

Pages: 287-294

ISSN (print): 0004-0894

ISSN (electronic): 1475-4762

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00750.x


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