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dc.contributor.authorJones, Alasdair John Howard
dc.identifier.citationJones , A J H 2013 , ' A tripartite conceptualisation of urban public space as a site for play : Evidence from South Bank ' , Urban Geography , vol. 34 , no. 8 , pp. 1144-1170 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 694708
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 22e637f3-22bc-49a5-869e-109f5bd23b4b
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84888387859
dc.description.abstractPublic space is a feature of the urban built environment that has received increasing attention in recent years. Discussion has focused on the theoretical decline of public space, as private and institutional forces take on increasing influence. At the same time, many such “in-between spaces,” even privately owned ones, are used and experienced as public on a daily basis. Few studies, however, have explored how spaces understood as public are used and practised as such. To address this gap in the literature this paper draws upon ethnographic data collected on the “South Bank” in London (United Kingdom) to argue that “play” is a recurrent trait of sociospatial practices enacted in public space. Three interrelated typologies of playful practices in public space are discussed: child's play, plays on meaning, and play as simulationen
dc.relation.ispartofUrban Geography
dc.titleA tripartite conceptualisation of urban public space as a site for play : Evidence from South Banken
dc.contributor.institutionOffice of the Vice-Chancellor
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
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