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Diverse places, unequal spaces? A spatial approach to children’s enacted day care childhoods
Bollig, Sabine mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
In referring to research on the unequal access, use, and quality of day care services (Vandenbroeck/Lazzari 2014), this paper focuses the care arrangements of 2- to 4-year-old children in Luxembourg. Within a perspective on day care childhood as a socio-structural form and a way of living (Honig 2011), those care arrangements are viewed as diverse spaces of day care childhoods, because they are the social sites (Schatzki 2002) where day care policies, local structures, parents’ beliefs and choices, institutional orders and children’s activities and daily commuting´s merge and assemble. I will argue, that Massey’s (2005) approach on the 'throwntogetherness' of a multiply of trajectories within the relational making of space and place, is particularly promising for inquiring into the everyday enactment of those care-arrangements, because it allows us not only to trace the multiple relations that come into play by children’s participation in day care practices, but also the multiple and shifting identities which are produced and negotiated as a result (Brooker 2014). The empirical findings, that will be discussed, are related to the Luxembourgian CHILD-Study (‘Children in the Luxembourgian Day Care’, FNR 2013-2015), which at the intersection of childhood studies, children’s geographies and ECEC-research has produced ethnographic ‘thick portraits’ of several distinct care-arrangements and the children’s respective diverse day care childhoods.
AAG Annual Meeting
29-03-2016 to 02-04-2016
Association of American Geographers
San Francisco
[en] ethnography ; Early Childhood Education and Care ; space
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Research on Generations and Family
FnR ; FNR3991009 > Michael-Sebastian Honig > CHILD > Children in the Luxembourgian Daycare System > 01/01/2013 > 31/12/2015 > 2012

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