Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jul 28, 2014 - Social Science - 240 pages
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This book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s. Employing an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places that make up the childhood home and its neighbourhood in relation to memory-derived and memory-imbued cultural geographies, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home is concerned with childhood spaces and children's perspectives of those spaces and, consequentially, with the personalised locations that make up the childhood family home and its immediate surroundings.

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Peter Hughes Jachimiak is senior lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales, UK. His research interests are to do with children’s cultures of the 1970s and 1980s and the way in which the cultural artefacts of childhood, of those two decades, manifested themselves within the wider cultural geographies of the time. As such, Peter Hughes Jachimiak’s current work explores, on one hand, ‘children, spectralities, and ghost cultures’, and, on the other, ‘utopia, dystopia, and science fiction aimed at children and young adults’.

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