Foucault, space and primary school dining rooms

Jo Pike

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This paper takes up recent debates within Children's Geographies as to the 'usefulness' of theory and its application to school dining rooms. The paper argues that in particular, Foucault's notions of governmentality have the potential to advance theoretical understandings of the spatiality of school dining rooms, the social relationships that occur within them and that in addition this can have relevant practical and policy implications that could impact upon the everyday lives of children that are both constituted by and constitutive of this space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages10
JournalChildren's Geographies
Issue number4
Early online date23 Oct 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


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