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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. ISSN 1473-3285. E-ISSN 1473-3277. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.779449) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54925)

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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: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14733285.2013.779449
Uncontrolled keywords: Sure Start, parenting policy, hybridity, friendship
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Eleanor Jupp
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54925 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jupp, Eleanor: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5578-2861
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