'Playtime in the borderlands': Children's representations of school, gender and bullying through photographs and interviews

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Abstract

Photography has been commonly used as a research tool in studies of childhood/children. However images of school children in official documentation are rarely taken or chosen by children and may not reflect their real experiences. This research considered the photographs taken by year six primary school children of their school and the images they chose to represent themselves. Subsequent interviews with children revealed attitudes to school, the importance of playground relationships in the construction of gender, leading to the concept of 'borderlands' inhabited by some boys who adopt non-hegemonic masculinities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-302
Number of pages14
JournalChildren's Geographies
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Bullying
  • Gender
  • Male hegemony
  • Photography
  • School

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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