The paper presents and discusses data from a qualitative study carried out in April and May 2020 with families under lockdown in Italy (N = 319) and Greece (N = 297). The research examined how confinement and restrictions on movement had impacted families’ everyday geographies (with a particular focus on ‘liminal’ places located between homes and public spaces, such as balconies, hallways, courtyards, backyards), as well as parents’ most valued public spaces and propensity (and modes) to use them. Data were analysed following a top-down thematic approach. The results suggest that restricted access to public spaces (as enforced during the Greek and Italian lockdowns) may influence the signification of domestic places, prompt remodulation of the dialectic between public and private spheres, and bring to light the social value of families’ (parents and children’s) experiences in public spaces.

Malatesta, S., Pepe, A., Biffi, E., Kritsotakis, G., Koutra, K., Ratsika, N. (2022). ‘We discovered places we never used before’. Home and parenting geographies during the 2020 lockdowns in Italy and Greece. CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES, 1-14 [10.1080/14733285.2022.2077092].

‘We discovered places we never used before’. Home and parenting geographies during the 2020 lockdowns in Italy and Greece

Malatesta, Stefano
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Pepe, A.;Biffi, E.;
2022

Abstract

The paper presents and discusses data from a qualitative study carried out in April and May 2020 with families under lockdown in Italy (N = 319) and Greece (N = 297). The research examined how confinement and restrictions on movement had impacted families’ everyday geographies (with a particular focus on ‘liminal’ places located between homes and public spaces, such as balconies, hallways, courtyards, backyards), as well as parents’ most valued public spaces and propensity (and modes) to use them. Data were analysed following a top-down thematic approach. The results suggest that restricted access to public spaces (as enforced during the Greek and Italian lockdowns) may influence the signification of domestic places, prompt remodulation of the dialectic between public and private spheres, and bring to light the social value of families’ (parents and children’s) experiences in public spaces.
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and public spaces; families; home and parenting geographies; liminal places; Lockdown;
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Malatesta, S., Pepe, A., Biffi, E., Kritsotakis, G., Koutra, K., Ratsika, N. (2022). ‘We discovered places we never used before’. Home and parenting geographies during the 2020 lockdowns in Italy and Greece. CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES, 1-14 [10.1080/14733285.2022.2077092].
Malatesta, S; Pepe, A; Biffi, E; Kritsotakis, G; Koutra, K; Ratsika, N
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