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Mobility and belonging – A case from provincial Denmark

Published Online: 17 Jul 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 11 (2020) - Issue 1 (June 2020)<br/>Special Issue: Geography of Education
Page range: 107 - 126
Journal Details
License
Format
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1338-1563
First Published
16 Sep 2010
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Young people in rural areas are gradually convinced that they have to leave their homes for education. They move, and hereby amplify the problem of local economic and demographic decline. The article explores the role of education as well as the social dynamics behind this process in a minor community in Denmark. Drawing on children and young people’s perspectives, the article examines how children gradually come to doubt on the local opportunities and become alienated to local lifeforms. Based on an anthropological fieldwork, the authors show how day-care institutions, schools and youth education play an important role in this process.

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