Gallagher, Emily: ‘Bang, bang, bang!’: the shock of a boy playing with a gun on a suburban street

Emily Gallagher

“Bang, bang, bang!”: the shock of a boy playing with a gun on a suburban street‘, The Conversation, 25 October 2017

A perceptive brief survey of the changing patterns of children’s urban play in Australia.

Over the last 100 or so years, children’s play has increasingly been moved off the streets and into fenced backyards, schoolyards, nurseries and playgrounds. Instead of sharing the privileges of the streets, children have suffered restrictions of movement and been prohibited from certain play activities in the urban space.

Emily Gallagher reviewed an issue of Griffith Review‘s ‘millenials’ issue for Honest History and an exhibition at the Australian War Memorial for Inside Story.

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