‘We are gunslinging girls': Gender and place in playground clapping games

Títol‘We are gunslinging girls': Gender and place in playground clapping games
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCasals, A, Riera, J
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalAtlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice
Volume37
Issue1
Pagination54-69
Date Published10/2015
ISSN1715-0698
KeywordsClapping games; school playground; social changes; Primary School
Abstract

This article presents a qualitative study of clapping games in the playground as a space where gender roles are negotiated. The data come from interviews (children and adults) and observations in a playground near Barcelona. The study concludes by highlighting the role of the playground as a space where girls defend and negotiate their role in an ever-changing society. It also reveals the importance of singing games in that key process which is the construction of identity.

URLhttp://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/2860
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