Book Chapter

Power and Place for Rural Young People



Punch S, Bell S, Costello L & Panelli R (2007) Power and Place for Rural Young People. In: Panelli R, Punch S & Robson E (eds.) Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives. Routledge Studies in Human Geography. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge UK), pp. 205-218.

First paragraph: This chapter provides an overview of how power affects, and is mobilized by, young people in rural settings. It also reflects on the theoretical frameworks operationalized in the preceding four chapters. In this process we recognize that each of the authors has very different ways of deploying notions of power in relation to young rural lives. This is a fruitful situation since the most problematic aspect of defining power is that it has no essential materiality (though it achieves material and social effects). Consequently, different approaches to power enable different emphases to be made and a fuller picture to emerge concerning the way power weaves through young rural lives.

childhood; youth; power; place; rural; Power (Social sciences); Rural children; Rural youth

Title of seriesRoutledge Studies in Human Geography
Publication date30/06/2007
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge UK)
Publisher URL…sbn9780415397032
Place of publicationAbingdon, Oxon

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Professor Samantha Punch
Professor Samantha Punch

Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology