Geographies of Children and Young People

Play and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing

Editors: Evans, Bethan, Horton, John, Skelton, Tracey (Eds.)

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About this Reference Work

Geographies of children and young people is a rapidly emerging sub-discipline within human geography. There is now a critical mass of established academic work, key names within academia, growing numbers of graduate students and expanding numbers of university level taught courses. There are also professional training programmes at national scales and in international contexts that work specifically with children and young people. In addition to a productive journal of Children’s Geographies, there’s a range of monographs, textbooks and edited collections focusing on children and young people published by all the major academic presses then there is a substantive body of work on younger people within human geography and active authors and researchers working within international contexts to warrant a specific Major Reference Work on children’s and young people’s geographies.
The volumes and sections are structured by themes, which then reflect the broader geographical locations of the research.

About the authors

Dr. Bethan Evans is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK. She is a Feminist Geographer whose research specialisms lie at the intersection of embodied geographies, critical geographies of health and illness, and geographies of children and young people. Bethan’s research has been funded by research councils including the British Academy and ESRC. Bethan’s main research interests relate to the development of critical geographies of fatness through work with fat activists, and to work on the (bio)politics of health and education policy. Bethan completed a BSc and PhD in the Department of Geography at University of Liverpool before taking up posts as Research Associate and Lecturer there. She then worked as Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Lecturer in human geography and medical humanities at Durham University before returning to the University of Liverpool in 2011.

Dr. John Horton is Associate Professor in Human Geography and Research Leader in Social Sciences at the University of Northampton, UK. He is a Cultural Geographer with a research specialism in relation to children and young people’s geographies. He is Editor of two international academic journals: Children’s Geographies, and Social and Cultural Geography. He is co-author of the book Cultural Geographies (Routledge, 2013), and Series Editor of a new major book series on Spaces of Childhood and Youth (Routledge, 2015-20). John has been Principal or Co-Investigator on more than thirty funded research projects with children, young people and families in the UK. For example, he has been Co-Investigator on major, interdisciplinary research projects funded by ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) and AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council). John’s major research interests relate to children and young people’s play and popular culture, spaces of care and service-provision, and everyday geographies of sustainable urbanism. Before moving to the University of Northampton, John completed a BSc and ESRC-funded MSc/Doctorate in the School for Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Introduction to Play, Recreation, Health, and Wellbeing in Geographies of Children and Young People

    Evans, Bethan (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Ludic Geographies

    Woodyer, Tara (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Childrens Relations to the More-than-Human World Beyond Developmental Views

    Rautio, Pauliina (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Playful Enterprises

    Goerisch, Denise

    Pages 51-66

  • Children’s Geographies for Activity and Play: An Overview of Measurement Approaches

    Oliver, Melody (et al.)

    Pages 67-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Play and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing
Editors
  • Bethan Evans
  • John Horton
  • Tracey Skelton
Series Title
Geographies of Children and Young People
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eReference ISBN
978-981-4585-51-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-4585-52-1
Print ISBN
978-981-4585-50-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 670
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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