Place, age and identity
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This chapter considers how young people and older people use and occupy place to perform their identities, whilst highlighting how both young and older people can experience inclusion and exclusion in different places. This chapter aligns itself with liquid approaches to place, drawing on understandings of place as “meaning”, as opposed to “location”, emphasising the role of individuals’ emotions, experiences and activities. This chapter argues that there is a need for a relational geography of age and place, and specifically for a much greater understanding of “joint inter-generational” geographies; that is, the ways in which young and older people utilise spaces in harmony and togetherness needs to be brought to the fore. This chapter concludes that there is a need for further research that uncovers the diverse places used by young people, adults and older people, both separately and together.