Bacon, Kate Victoria
Beings in their own right? Exploring Children and young people's sibling and twin relationships in the Minority World.
Children's Geographies, 10
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2012.693380
This paper examines the contributions that the sociological study of sibship and twinship in the Minority World can make to childhood studies. It argues that, in providing one forum within which to explore children and young people's social relationships, we can add to our understanding of children and young people's interdependence and develop a more nuanced understanding of agency. As emergent subjects, children, young people and adults are in a process of ‘becoming’. However, this does not mean that they can ‘become’ anything they choose to. The notion of negotiated interdependence (Punch 2002) is useful in helping us to grasp the contingent nature of children and young people's agency.
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