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Title: ‘Manic mums’ and ‘distant dads’? Gendered geographies of care and the journey to school
Authors: Barker, J
Keywords: Care;Children;Parents;Mobility;Place
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Health and Place, 17(2), 413 - 421, 2011
Abstract: Research in the geographies of care has identified the central role of mothers in caring for children, although much less explored are the experiences of men who also participate in care. Drawing upon research conducted in the UK with children and their families, this paper contributes to existing debates in the geographies of care by exploring a relatively new space of caring, namely the escort of primary school children to and from school and other settings. The paper explores mothers’ and fathers’ involvement in escorting children, the extent and nature of participation and also how distinct gendered forms of caring practices are established. In doing so, the paper also considers the importance of place and local cultures of parenting which inform these gendered carescapes.
Description: This is the post-print version of the final paper published in Health & Place. The published article is available from the link below. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Copyright @ 2011 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 1353-8292
Appears in Collections:Human Geography
Social Work
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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