Youth and spatiality !

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The relationships between youth and spatiality (as well as spatial forms of social practices) is a central concern I should address in my literature review about the social uses of space. I mean, to focus on young people’s everyday experiences of everyday spaces – both in public and in private spheres.

Reference to find(good starting point I think): Tracey Skelton & Gill Valentine (eds): Cool places. Geographies of youth cultures. London & New York: Routledge, 1998.

This book is reviewed by here by Alexandra Seibel (Department of Cinema Studies, New York University, USA).

The social functions of spatiality described in this book is identity :different ‘locales’ and local settings shape identity formation for youngsters.

Tracey Skelton
Gill Valentine

Worth to check ?
# Valentine, G. (2001) Social Geographies: Society and Space (Longman, Harlow).
# Holloway, S. and Valentine, G. (eds.) (2000) Children’s Geographies: Living, Playing, Learning (Routledge, London
# Valentine, G., and Holloway, S.L. (2002) Exploring children’s identities and social networks in on-line and off-line worlds Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 92, 296–315.
# TO BE RELEASED : Key Thinkers on Space and Place by Gill Valentine (Editor), Phil J Hubbard (Editor), Rob Kitchin (Editor) – Sage Publications; (May 2004)