Children's Geographies (second edition)

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, Faith Tucker

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This is an annotated review of key research published within Children's Geographies: a large and vibrant subdiscipline in human geography, which focuses on children and young people from birth to age twenty-five. The foundations of the subdiscipline are diverse, encompassing early studies of children’s play, identity and environmental cognition, and feminist studies of the family. The subdiscipline developed a distinct identity from the late 1990s onward, and research in this area has increased dramatically. Children’s geographers routinely draw on the central tenets of childhood studies: that childhood is a social construction, and that children are agents whose voices should be heard in research and societal decision making. The uniqueness of children’s geographies, however, lies in the centrality of space and place. This second edition of the bibliography has been significantly revised to reflect advances in the subdiscipline and social, political, environmental and technological changes since the first edition
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Bibliographies: Childhood Studies
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2023


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