B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Generational order : troubles with a ‘travelling concept’ (2020)

Alanen, L. (2020). Generational order : troubles with a ‘travelling concept’. Children's Geographies, 18(2), 141-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1630715

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Alanen, Leena

Journal or series: Children's Geographies

ISSN: 1473-3285

eISSN: 1473-3277

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 18

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 141-143

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1630715

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This brief comment on Samantha Punch's paper first recalls the theoretical context in which the notions ‘generational order’ and ‘generationing’ emerged. It is then suggested that their uneven use both in childhood research and elsewhere is centrally related to inadequate consideration of ontological and methodological issues involved in cross-theory and cross-context adaption of ‘travelling concepts’.

Keywords: childhood; age; generations; social sciences; ontologies (information management)

Free keywords: generational order; travelling concept; childhood studies; generationing; ontology

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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