|Títol||‘We are gunslinging girls': Gender and place in playground clapping games|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Casals, A, Riera, J|
|Journal||Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice|
|Keywords||Clapping games; school playground; social changes; Primary School|
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.