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ERIC Number: EJ974736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Border Encounters: How Children Navigate Space and Otherness in an Ethnically Divided Society
Christou, Miranda; Spyrou, Spyros
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v19 n3 p302-316 Aug 2012
The article draws on ethnographic material from an ongoing study which explores 10- to 12-year-old Greek Cypriot children's experiences of crossing to the north, the occupied part of Cyprus. By focusing on the act of crossing and the actual physical experience of visiting the occupied territories, the study seeks to highlight the mechanisms implicated in the construction of ethnic difference as children move through spaces and places and encounter "others". The article argues that to understand how children navigate ethnic divisions in the context of these visits, we need to attend to the role of place-making in the construction of identity. (Contains 5 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus; Turkey