Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Fuller, D. and Kitchen, R. (2004) 'Radical theory/critical praxis: academic geography beyond the academy? ... in S. Holloway and G.Valentine (eds) Children's geographies: playing, living, learning, London: Routledge, pp 1-26.

Author: Peter Kraftl

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847428455

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts. Chapters present both comprehensive cutting-edge academic research and critical reflections by practitioners working in diverse contexts, giving the volume wide appeal. The focus on the role of geographical processes in policies and professional practices that affect young people provides new, critical insights into contemporary issues and debates. The contributions show how local and national concerns remain central to many youth programmes; they also highlight how youth policies are becoming increasingly globalised. Examples are taken from the UK, the Americas and Africa. The chapters are informed by and advance contemporary theoretical approaches in human geography, sociology, anthropology and youth work, and will be of interest to academics and higher-level students in those disciplines. The book will also appeal to policy-makers and professionals who work with young people, encouraging them to critically reflect upon the role of geographical processes in their own work.
Categories: Social Science

Children s Geographies

Children s Geographies

Playing, Living, Learning Sarah L. Holloway, Gill Valentine. CRITICAL. GEOGRAPHIES. Edited by Tracey Skelton Lecturer inInternational Studies, Nottingham Trent University and Gill Valentine Professor ofGeography, The Universityof ...

Author: Sarah L. Holloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134622542

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Children's Geographies is an overview of a rapidly expanding area of cutting edge research. Drawing on original research and extensive case studies in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, the book analyses children's experiences of playing, living and learning. The diverse case studies range from an historical analysis of gender relationss in nineteenth century North American playgrounds through to children's experiences of after school care in contemporary Britain, to street cultures amongst homeless children in Indonesia at the end of the twentieth century. Threaded through this empirical diversity, is a common engagement with current debates about the nature of childhood. The individual chapters draw on contemporary sociological understandings of children's competence as social actors. In so doing they not only illustrate the importance of such an approach to our understandings of children's geographies, they also contribute to current debates about spatiality in the social studies of childhood.
Categories: Science

Placing Critical Geography

Placing Critical Geography

Historical Geographies of Critical Geography Lawrence D. Berg, Ulrich Best, Mary Gilmartin, Henrik Gutzon Larsen. Fuller, D. and K. Askins. 2010. ... Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning. London: Routledge.

Author: Lawrence D. Berg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317080435

Category: Science

Page: 342

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This book explores the multiple histories of critical geography as it developed in 14 different locations around the globe, whilst bringing together a range of approaches in critical geography. It is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of a wide variety of historical geographies of critical geography from around the world. Accordingly, the chapters provide accounts of the development of critical approaches in geography from beyond the hegemonic Anglo-American metropoles. Bringing together geographers from a wide range of regional and intellectual milieus, this volume provides a critical overview that is international and illustrates the interactions (or lack thereof) between different critical geographers, working across a range of spaces. The chapters provide a more nuanced history of critical geography, suggesting that while there were sometimes strong connections with Anglo-American critical geography, there were also deeply independent developments that were part of the construction of very different kinds of critical geography in different parts of the world. Placing Critical Geographies provides an excellent companion to existing histories of critical geography and will be important reading for researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students of the history and philosophy of geography.
Categories: Science

Landscape Well Being and Environment

Landscape  Well Being and Environment

Holloway, S. L. and Valentine, G. (2000) Children's geographies: Playing, living, learning (Critical geographies), New York: Routledge. Hörschelmann, K. and Van Blerk, L. (2012) Children, youth and the city (Routledge critical ...

Author: Richard Coles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134684274

Category: Gardening

Page: 226

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Well-being is now firmly established as an overarching theme of key concern to all professionals that work, manage or design the environment. However, well-being is a complex multi-dimensional issue rooted in the ways that we encounter, perceive and interpret the environment. No single discipline can claim to have sufficient knowledge to fully explain the types of interactions that occur, therefore there is a need to draw together a wide range of professions who are exploring the consequences of their actions upon the well-being of individuals and communities. This edited work addresses the above, consisting of a collection of studies which embrace different aspects of environment, landscape and well-being to consider current approaches to well-being research and practice that fall outside the traditional concepts of well-being as part of medical research, making links with architecture, landscape design, environmental perception, social interaction and environmental sustainability. The contributors originally presented at the international conference, ‘Well-Being 2011’ jointly hosted by Birmingham City University and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); the chapters have been developed to present a coherent series of themes reviewing a wide range of literature, presenting case studies appropriate to diverse audiences.
Categories: Gardening

The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies

The SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies

... of Critical and Indigenous Knowledges. Beverley Hills: Sage. Gagen, E. (2000) 'Playing the part: performing gender in America's playgrounds' in S.L. Holloway and G. Valentine (eds), Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning.

Author: Susan J Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206751

Category: Social Science

Page: 633

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"With clarity and confidence, this vibrant volume summons up ′the social′ in geography in ways that will excite students and scholars alike. Here the social is populated not only by society, but by culture, nature, economy and politics." - Kay Anderson, University of Western Sydney "This is a remarkable collection, full of intellectual gems. It not only summarises the field of social geography, and restates its importance, but also produces a manifesto for how the field should look in the future." - Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick "The book aims to be accessible to students and specialists alike. Its success lies in emphasizing the crossovers between geography and social studies. The good editorial work is evident and the participating contributors are well-established scholars in their respective fields." - Miron M. Denan, Geography Research Forum "An excellent handbook that will attract a diversity of readers. It will inspire undergraduate/postgraduate students and stimulate lecturers/researchers interested in the complexity and diversity of the social realm.... As the first of its kind in the sub-discipline, it is a book that is enjoyable to read and will definitely add value to a personal or library collection." - Michele Lobo, New Zealand Geographer The social relations of difference - from race and class to gender and inequality - are at the heart of the concept of social geography. This handbook reconsiders and redirects research in the discipline while examining the changing ideas of individuals and their relationship with structures of power. Organised into five sections, the SAGE Handbook of Social Geographies maps out the ′connections′ anchored in social geography. Difference and Diversity builds on enduring ideas of the structuring of social relations and examines the ruptures and rifts, and continuities and connections around social divisions. Geographies and Social Economies rethinks the sociality, subjectivity and placement of money, markets, price and value. Geographies of Wellbeing builds from a foundation of work on the spaces of fear, anxiety and disease towards newer concerns with geographies of health, resilience and contentment. Geographies of Social Justice connects ideas through an examination of the possibilities and practicalities of normative theory and frames the central notion of Social geography, that things always could and should be different. Doing Social Geography is not exploring the ′how to′ of research, but rather the entanglement of it with practicalities, moralities, and politics. This will be an essential resource for academics, researchers, practitioners and postgraduates across human geography.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Children s Geographies

Doing Children   s Geographies

Holloway, S. and Valentine, G. (eds) (2000) Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning, London: Routledge. ... Kitchin, R. and Hubbard, P. (1999) Research, action and 'critical' geographies, Area, 31(3), 195–198.

Author: Lorraine van Blerk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317969013

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Doing Children’s Geographies provides a useful resource for all those embarking on research with young people. Drawing on reflections from original cutting-edge research undertaken across three continents, the book focuses on the challenges researchers face when working with children, youth and their families. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides alternatives to some of the difficulties researchers face and highlights methodological innovations as geographers uncover new and exciting ways of working. The second part specifically addresses the issues surrounding children and youth’s participation providing critiques of current practice and offering alternatives for increasing young people’s involvement in research design. Finally, the book broadens to a consideration of wider areas of concern for those working with children and youth. This section discusses the nature of childhood in relation to research, the place of emotions in research with young people and the process of undertaking applied research. This book was previously published as a special issue of Children's Geographies
Categories: Reference

The International Encyclopedia of Geography

The International Encyclopedia of Geography

Future directions Geographies of children and young people are continuing to expand and, in doing so, ... SEE ALSO: Citizenship; Critical geography; Difference; Disability; Ethnicity; Feminist geography; Identity; Life course; ...

Author: Douglas Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470659632

Category: Geography

Page: 8217

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Categories: Geography

Children Young People and Critical Geopolitics

Children  Young People and Critical Geopolitics

Children's Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning. London: Routledge. Hopkins, P. and Pain, R. 2007. Geographies of age: Thinking relationally. Area, 39(3), 287-294. Hörschelmann, K. 2008. Populating the landscapes of critical ...

Author: Matthew C. Benwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134801664

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Young people, and in particular children, have typically been marginalised in geopolitical research, positioned as too young to understand or relate to the adult-dominated world of international relations. Integrating current debates in critical geopolitics and political geography with research in children’s geographies, childhood studies and youth research, this book sets out an agenda for the field of children’s and young people’s critical geopolitics. It considers diverse practices such as play, activism, media consumption and diplomacy to show how children’s and young people’s lives relate to wider regional and global geopolitical processes. Engaging with contemporary concepts in human geography including ludic geopolitics, affect, emotional geographies, intergenerationality, creative diplomacy, popular geopolitics and citizenship, the authors draw on geopolitical research with children and young people from Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. The chapters highlight the ways in which young people can be enrolled, ignored, dismissed, empowered and represented by the state for geopolitical ends. Notwithstanding this state power, the research presented also shows how young people have agency and make decisions about their lives which are influenced by wider geopolitical processes. The focus on the lives of children and young people problematises and extends what it is we think of when considering ’the geopolitical’ which enriches as well as advances critical geopolitical enquiry and deserves to be taken seriously by political geographies more broadly.
Categories: Social Science

Fear Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life

Fear  Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life

Violent Geographies: Fear, terror, and political violence (New York: Routledge). ... in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales', in S.L. Holloway and G. Valentine (eds), Children's Geographies: Playing, living, learning (London: Routledge).

Author: Dr Rachel Pain

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487661

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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'Fear' in the twenty-first century has greater currency in western societies than ever before. Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. This book takes stock of a range of issues of 'fear' and presents new theoretical arguments and research findings that cover topics as diverse as the war on terror, the immigration crisis, stranger danger, global disease epidemics and sectarian violence. This book charts the association of fear discourses with particular spaces, times, social identities and sets of geopolitical relations. It examines the ways in which fear may be manufactured and manipulated for political purposes, sometimes becoming a tool of repression, and relates fear to political, economic and social marginalization at different scales. Furthermore, it highlights the importance and sometimes unpredictability of everyday lived experiences of fear - the many ways in which people recognize, make sense of and manage fear; the extent of resistance to fear; the relation of fear and hope in everyday life; and the role of emotions in galvanizing political and social action and change.
Categories: Social Science

Rematerialising Children s Agency

Rematerialising Children   s Agency

Ansell, N. (2009b) Embodied learning: Responding to AIDS in Lesotho's education sector, Children's Geographies, 7, 21–36. ... in S. Holloway and G. Valentine (eds) Children's geographies: Playing, living, learning, London: Routledge.

Author: Matej Blazek

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447322740

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This detailed study of children’s everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of post-socialist Bratislava, provides a novel insight on the formation of children’s agency and the multitude of resources it comes from.
Categories: Political Science