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Enacting parenting policy? The hybrid spaces of Sure Start Children's Centres

Jupp, Eleanor (2013). Enacting parenting policy? The hybrid spaces of Sure Start Children's Centres. Children's Geographies, 11(2) pp. 173–187.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2013.779449
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Abstract

This article draws on research in three UK Sure Start Children's Centres which explored them as particular kinds of spaces, with the intention of understanding how policy imperatives and discourses interact with other dynamics. The role of the material spaces of the buildings, of ambivalent interactions of users with staff, and friendship groups among users are seen as key to understanding the centre as a ‘hybrid’ space in which policy intentions were exceeded by other aspects of everyday life. This has implications not only for understanding policy programmes in action, but also for how academic analysis and theory positions itself in relation to these spaces.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1473-3285
Keywords: Sure Start; parenting policy; neighbourhoods; hybridity; friendship
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 37573
Depositing User: Eleanor Jupp
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 08:48
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37573
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