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Diplomatic Families and Children’s Mobile Lives Experiences of British Diplomatic Service Children from 1945 to 1990

Diplomatic Families and Children’s Mobile Lives: Experiences of British Diplomatic Service Children from 1945 to 1990

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sara Hiorns
November 18, 2021

This book is the first of its kind: a historical inquiry into the family life of British diplomats between 1945 and 1990. It examines the ways in which the British Diplomatic Service reacted to and were influenced by the radical social changes that took place in Britain during the latter half of ...

Mapping the Moral Geographies of Education Character, Citizenship and Values

Mapping the Moral Geographies of Education: Character, Citizenship and Values

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sarah Mills
September 29, 2021

This book explores the growth of ‘character education’ in schools and youth organisations over the last decade. It delves into historical and contemporary debates through a geopolitical lens. With a renewed focus on values and virtues such as grit, gumption, perseverance, resilience, generosity, ...

Latin American Transnational Children and Youth Experiences of Nature and Place, Culture and Care Across the Americas

Latin American Transnational Children and Youth: Experiences of Nature and Place, Culture and Care Across the Americas

1st Edition

Edited By Victoria Derr, Yolanda Corona
December 31, 2020

Latin American Transnational Children and Youth focuses on understanding young people’s connection to nature and place within a transnational and Latin American context. It serves to diversify, elaborate, and sometimes challenge the assumptions made in researching people and place, and unearths ...

Why Garden in Schools?

Why Garden in Schools?

1st Edition

By Lexi Earl, Pat Thomson
December 31, 2020

This book delves into the complex history of the gardening movement in schools and examines the question why gardens should be built in schools. It offers practical guidance for teachers to begin thinking about how to approach educational gardening. A resurgence of interest in school gardens is ...

After Childhood Re-thinking Environment, Materiality and Media in Children's Lives

After Childhood: Re-thinking Environment, Materiality and Media in Children's Lives

1st Edition

By Peter Kraftl
April 07, 2020

This book offers a new approach for theorising and undertaking childhood research. It combines insights from childhood and generational studies with object-oriented ontologies, new materialisms, critical race and gender theories to address a range of key, intractable challenges facing children and ...

Intersectionality and Difference in Childhood and Youth Global Perspectives

Intersectionality and Difference in Childhood and Youth: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Nadia von Benzon, Catherine Wilkinson
May 21, 2019

This book explores the alternative experiences of children and young people whose everyday lives contradict ideas and ideals of normalcy from the local to the global context. Presenting empirical research and conceptual interventions from a variety of international contexts, this book seeks to ...

Youth Activism and Solidarity The non-stop picket against Apartheid

Youth Activism and Solidarity: The non-stop picket against Apartheid

1st Edition

By Gavin Brown, Helen Yaffe
February 07, 2019

From April 1986 until just after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990, supporters of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group maintained a continuous protest, day and night, outside the South African Embassy in central London. This book examines how and why a group of children, ...

Children, Young People and Care

Children, Young People and Care

1st Edition

Edited By John Horton, Michelle Pyer
January 17, 2019

The very notions of childhood and youth are intimately connected to contemporary norms, practices and spaces of care, caring and care-giving. The provision of care is widely figured as both the primary responsibility of parents, carers and practitioners who work with children and young people, and ...

The Common Worlds of Children and Animals Relational Ethics for Entangled Lives

The Common Worlds of Children and Animals: Relational Ethics for Entangled Lives

1st Edition

By Affrica Taylor, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
October 01, 2018

The lives and futures of children and animals are linked to environmental challenges associated with the Anthropocene and the acceleration of human-caused extinctions. This book sparks a fascinating interdisciplinary conversation about child–animal relations, calling for a radical shift in how we ...

Children, Nature and Cities Rethinking the Connections

Children, Nature and Cities: Rethinking the Connections

1st Edition

By Claire Freeman, Yolanda van Heezik
June 18, 2018

That children need nature for health and well-being is widely accepted, but what type of nature? Specifically, what type of nature is not only necessary but realistically available in the complex and rapidly changing worlds that children currently live in? This book examines child-nature ...

Young People, Rights and Place Erasure, Neoliberal Politics and Postchild Ethics

Young People, Rights and Place: Erasure, Neoliberal Politics and Postchild Ethics

1st Edition

By Stuart C. Aitken
May 10, 2018

Concern is growing about children’s rights and the curtailment of those rights through the excesses of neoliberal governance. This book discusses children’s spatial and citizenship rights, and the ways young people and their families push against diminished rights. Armed initially with theoretical...

Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Katherine V. Gough, Thilde Langevang
February 24, 2017

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, ...

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