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Title: Generationing development
Authors: Ansell, N
Keywords: Generation;Age;Young People;Relationality
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: European Journal of Development Research, 26(2): 283 - 291, (April 2014)
Abstract: The articles in this special issue present a persuasive case for accounts of development to recognise the integral and fundamental roles played by age and generation. While the past two decades have witnessed a burgeoning of literature demonstrating that children and youth are impacted by development, and that they can and do participate in development, the literature has tended to portray young people as a special group whose perspectives should not be forgotten. By contrast, the articles collected here make the case that age and generation, as relational constructs, cannot be ignored. Appropriating the term ‘generationing’, the editors argue that a variety of types of age relations profoundly structure the ways in which societies are transformed through development – both immanent processes of neoliberal modernisation and the interventions of development agencies that both respond and contribute to these. Drawing on the seven empirical articles, I attempt to draw some of the ideas together into a narrative that further argues the case for ‘generationing’ but also identifies gaps, questions and implications for further research.
ISSN: 0957-8811
Appears in Collections:Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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