Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories

Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods

An Everyday Life Perspective

Editors: Rautio, Pauliina, Stenvall, Elina (Eds.)

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  • Discusses children's everyday lives in an Arctic context by focusing on thus far neglected viewpoints 
  • Presents easily accessible case studies of children’s lives in nine different Arctic contexts
  • Demonstrates the significance of mundane materials in the social construction of (Arctic) childhoods
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This book addresses the geopolitical notion of the 'Arctic' through the everyday experiences of children. It explores the Arctic as various materializations that matter to, condition and define childhoods in Nordic countries. Presenting nine thematically very different but theoretically and methodologically coherent studies, it enables readers to gain an in-depth understanding of a selection of recent sociomaterialist, posthumanist and post-anthropocentric research on childhood in the Nordic context. The book offers new ideas and insights as to what matters in children's lives - in Arctic contexts.

About the authors

Adj Prof Pauliina Rautio is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oulu’s Faculty of Education. Her work on human-environment relations is situated within the critical strands of animal studies and early childhood studies. She employs posthumanist theoretical and methodological approaches in studying education and childhoods beyond humanism and notions of development. With her work she asks: Who and what take part in education in addition to humans, in what ways, and why should we care? She is the Principal Investigator of an ongoing funded project on child-animal relations (AniMate, Emil Aaltonen foundation, 2017-2019), and a member of the Finnish Society for Human Animal Studies and the Common Worlds Research Collective.

Researcher Elina Stenvall has completed her PhD at the School of Management in the University of Tampere and is due to defend her thesis in September 2018. Her work on children’s participation is situated within critical political geography and childhood studies. She takes a critical standpoint on understanding children’s role as part of society. In her doctoral thesis she explores how children’s agency becomes visible not only in institutional settings (such as youth parliament) but also in everyday life. With her work she asks: What is participation and agency from children’s points of view? Her current work is part of the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG). She is also involved in planning and developing child and family politics as the new specialist in the SOS Children Village Finland.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3160-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods
Book Subtitle
An Everyday Life Perspective
Editors
  • Pauliina Rautio
  • Elina Stenvall
Series Title
Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3161-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3161-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3160-2
Series ISSN
2523-3408
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 153
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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