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Title: Everyday experiences of economic change: repositioning geographies of children, youth and families
Authors: Pimlott-Wilson, Helena
Hall, Sarah Marie
Keywords: Children
Austerity
Families
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: PIMLOTT-WILSON, H. and HALL, S.M., 2017. Everyday experiences of economic change: repositioning geographies of children, youth and families. Area, 49 (3), pp. 258–265.
Abstract: In this paper, we argue for repositioning geographies of children, youth and families at the centre rather than at the periphery of discussions about the economy. This not only reveals what contemporary and lived experiences of economic change feel and look like, but also exposes deeper problematics about the geographically and socially uneven nature of neoliberalism and the austere state. This editorial also introduces a collection which, when taken together, explores intersections between everyday life and austerity, with children, youth and families as the focus of inquiry. Adopting a multi-scalar approach, the collected papers ‘zoom in’ to explore the everyday realities of austere life in the UK in order to refract our understanding of the broader condition of economic change and concomitant austerity measures. Simultaneously, and speaking to a wider political agenda, the collection can be scaled up, or the framing ‘zoomed out’, to question and actively address the injustices of austerity and neoliberal retrenchment.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 11th May 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/area.12348
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24643
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12348
ISSN: 1475-4762
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