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Geographies of Children and Young People

Space, Place, and Environment

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Skelton, Tracey
Nairn, Karen, Kraftl, Peter (Eds.)

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This volume demonstrates the multiple ways that space, place and environment interact with children and young people’s lives. The contributors offer a suite of cutting-edge tools and lively examples for theorising how space, place and environment are (con)figured in children and young people’s lives. They demonstrate how the social borders between childhood and adulthood, and spatial borders between rural and urban, countries, neighbourhoods, and institutions, are relationally produced.

The volume is organised into five sections: Indigenous Youth: Space and Place; Children, Nature and Environmental Education; Urban Spaces; Home/less Spaces; and Border Spaces. These themes signal the major issues in cutting-edge children’s geographies scholarship. Diverse geographical contexts are covered in this volume – including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

All of the contributors advocate greater recognition of children and young people’s spatial rights, whether in the home, outdoors, at school, crossing borders, in public and digital spaces, or simply looking for a safe place to sleep. Children and young people’s perspectives on space, place and the environment, and their desire for places to call their own, tie the volume together. The volume is a testament to the politics of the spaces and places of childhood, highlighting how many children and young people face obstacles to living well and to living where they desire. 

About the authors

Formerly a Professor in Critical Geographies, Loughborough University, UK, Tracey Skelton currently teaches at the National University of Singapore. A prolific writer, and avid researcher, Skelton has written numerous papers in top journals and authored and edited several books. She is an active editorial board member of premium journals in Geography, such as Geoforum, Children’s Geographies, and ACME.  

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction to Children and Young People, Space, Place, and Environment

    Nairn, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Māori Young People, Nationhood, and Land

    Kidman, Joanna

    Pages 27-45

  • Geographies of Indigenous Children and Youth: A Critical Review Grounded in Spaces of the Colonial Nation State

    Leeuw, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • Negotiating Place, Negotiating Identity: Rangatahi Māori in Facebook

    Sciascia, Acushla Deanne

    Pages 67-85

  • Can School Gardens Deepen Children’s Connection to Nature?

    Wake, Susan J. (et al.)

    Pages 89-113

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eReference $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-045-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space, Place, and Environment
Editors
  • Tracey Skelton
  • Karen Nairn
  • Peter Kraftl
Series Title
Geographies of Children and Young People
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eReference ISBN
978-981-287-044-5
Print ISBN
978-981-287-043-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-287-045-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 566
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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