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Geographies of age: thinking relationally

Hopkins, P.; Pain, R.

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P. Hopkins

R. Pain


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'.


Hopkins, P., & Pain, R. (2007). Geographies of age: thinking relationally. Area, 39(3), 287-294.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2007
Deposit Date Jul 21, 2010
Publicly Available Date Aug 3, 2010
Journal Area
Print ISSN 0004-0894
Electronic ISSN 1475-4762
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 3
Pages 287-294
Keywords Age, Intergenerationality, Intersectionality, Lifecourse, Relationality.


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