Place, teenagers and urban identities: Growing up in the revanchist city

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dc.contributor.advisor Linehan, Denis en
dc.contributor.advisor Ní Laoire, Caitríona en
dc.contributor.author Kelleher, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-02T09:11:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.date.submitted 2014
dc.identifier.citation Kelleher, F. M. 2014. Place, teenagers and urban identities: Growing up in the revanchist city. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1828
dc.description.abstract The recreational lives of teenagers in Ireland has been the subject of much debate in recent years. The subject has received much attention from academics, particularly in the UK and the US. In Ireland there is a dearth of research on, and a poor understanding of teenagers recreational lives. Additionally much of the research from the UK and the US to date has been focused on teenagers’ use of the street for recreation, arguing that teenagers are increasingly pushed out of public space. The research frequently emphasises teenagers’ resistance against adult hegemony. This thesis explores the recreational geographies of teenagers living in two socially and economically distinct neighbourhoods in Cork. It seeks to fill in gaps in knowledge of teenagers recreational lives in Ireland and contribute to geographical wisdom on teenagers’ geographies. Using a mixed method approach and a variety of thinking tools this research shows that teenagers living in Cork are growing up in a revanchist society. The thesis demonstrates how teenagers’ recreational practices are currently being configured in Irish society, unfolding strategies of dominance and affection which construct and regulate the recreational lives of teenagers. The effects of revanchism on teenagers’ experiences of outdoor space for recreation are also pursued. Furthermore the socio-spatial contingencies of teenagers’ recreational lives and revanchism are probed throughout the thesis, but in greater depth in the final chapters. The work also addresses an under-researched aspect of young people’s recreational - relationships with pets. Lastly, the subject of teenagers’ right to urban space is critically analysed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2014, Fiona M. Kelleher. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Teenagers en
dc.subject Revanchism en
dc.subject City en
dc.subject Recreation en
dc.subject Cork en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title Place, teenagers and urban identities: Growing up in the revanchist city en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral Degree (Structured) en
dc.type.qualificationname Doctor of Social Science en
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dc.check.info Indefinite en
dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Geography en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
dc.thesis.opt-out true
dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Summer Conferring 2014


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