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Children's use of public space: the gendered world of the playground.


Author: Karsten, L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


This article explores gender issues in children's outdoor play in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The findings presented in this article come from a research project carried out in multicultural Amsterdam neighbourhoods through observations and interviews with children and parents. Discusses how boys and girls use the space on the playground. This study shows how playground participation and activities are sturctured by gender.

Further Details

Pages: 457-473
Volume: 10
Issue: 4
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: child, design, playground
Reads: 379