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Title: Children's Strategies for Creating Playspaces: Negotiating Independence in Rural Bolivia
Authors: Punch, Samantha
Contact Email: s.v.punch@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Holloway, Sarah L
Valentine, Gill
Citation: Punch S (2000) Children's Strategies for Creating Playspaces: Negotiating Independence in Rural Bolivia. In: Holloway Sarah L, Valentine Gill (ed.). Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning. Critical Geographies, Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge UK), pp. 41-53.
Keywords: children
strategies
rural
Bolivia
time
space
play
work
Issue Date: May-2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge UK)
Series/Report no.: Critical Geographies
Abstract: First paragraph: Recent research in the new social studies of childhood recognises that children are competent social actors who play an active part in their social worlds (Waksler 1991; Mayall 1994; Caputo 1995; Waksler 1996). Yet there are still relatively few studies which document the ways in which children devise ways to counteract adult's power and control over their lives. However, although the agency of children is important in understanding their capacities (Sibley 1991), it must be acknowledged that children also face limitations. The aim of this chapter is to consider how rural children in Bolivia actively negotiate ways to assert their autonomy despite being constrained by adults who enforce boundaries of time and space (James 1993; Ennew 1994; Sibley 1995). Adult-imposed limits confine children, yet children's resourcefulness and competencies enable them to create strategies for controlling their own use of time and space.
Rights: Published in Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning by Taylor & Francis (Routledge UK). This is an electronic version of a book chapter published in Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning, Critical Geographies, pp. 41 - 53. Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning can be found online at: http://www.routledge.com/books/Childrens-Geographies-isbn9780415207300; Taylor & Francis UK company policy: “Material may be posted on publication and can be included on a freely available institutional website after an 18 month embargo”.
Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1458
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/Childrens-Geographies-isbn9780415207300
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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