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Title: 'Home, and not some house': young people's sensory construction of family relationships in domestic spaces
Authors: Wilson, Sarah
Houmoller, Kathrin
Bernays, Sarah
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Keywords: childhoods
sensory experience
parental substance misuse
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Wilson S, Houmoller K & Bernays S (2012) 'Home, and not some house': young people's sensory construction of family relationships in domestic spaces, Children's Geographies, 10 (1), pp. 95-107.
Abstract: Drawing on recent work highlighting sensory experience of space, this paper argues that understandings of children's and young people's relationships, including difficult family circumstances, may be enriched by taking greater account of their embodied, sensory experience of the domestic spaces in which these relationships are lived. In a study of young people's family life in the context of parental substance misuse, we found that respondents often made sense of difficult family relationships, at different times and in particular spaces, through sensory experience. They also employed sensory and spatial strategies to construct safe and secure domestic places for themselves.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Applied Social Science
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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