The journey of becoming involved : the experience of participation in urban spaces by children with diverse mobility

Stafford, Lisa Maree (2013) The journey of becoming involved : the experience of participation in urban spaces by children with diverse mobility. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Despite considerable discussion regarding the virtues of participation in urban spaces, the urban experience of children with disabilities has been largely ignored. This intensive study reported on the everyday experience of urban participation on the part of children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and juvenile arthritis, contributing new insights into their experience of journeys central to becoming involved in settings such as schools, neighbourhoods and shopping centres. The study identified problems in body – space – context relationships as points of intervention in our urban settings that promise to make a significant difference to their everyday journeys.

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ID Code: 62841
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Adkins, Barbara & Franz, Jill
Keywords: children, participation, mobility, urban spaces, physical disability, phenomenology, grounded theory, person-environment interaction, participatory methods, children's geography
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2013 00:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 21:50

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