The Power of Place in Play

A Bourdieusian Analysis of Auckland Children's Seasonal Play Practices

»There's nothing really fun about the park in winter!« – Christina Ergler is the first one to explore why ›play‹ resonates differently across urban localities and seasons. She draws on Bourdieu's theory of practice and Gibson's affordance theory to show that determinants of seasonal outdoor play transcend modifiable barriers such as traffic and unsuitable play spaces as well as the inevitable issue of inclement weather. In contrast, seasonal play determinants are grounded in locally constituted beliefs about what is seasonally ›appropriate‹ children's activity. To foster a healthier and more sustainable life for children, outdoor play needs to become convenient all-year-round in all locations.

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18 March 2020, 404 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3671-0

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Christina R. Ergler

Christina R. Ergler, University of Otago, New Zealand

Book title
The Power of Place in Play A Bourdieusian Analysis of Auckland Children's Seasonal Play Practices
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
404
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 40 SW-Abbildungen, 15 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-3671-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839436714
Commodity Group
1662
BIC-Code
RGC JFSP2
BISAC-Code
SOC015000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
RGC JBSP2
Release date
18 March 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Raum
Readership
Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Physical Education, Public Health
Keywords/Tags
Play, Playground, Bourdieu, Obesity, Independent Mobility, Physical Activity, Season, Place, Space, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Youth, Geography

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