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Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK

Ann Phoenix, Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker, and Uma Vennam


This book presents innovative international research into how the term “environment” is understood within families and how that plays out in everyday lives. Based on a study that involved creative qualitative work with families in India and the United Kingdom, the book shows how environmental practices are negotiated in families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society. Through that analysis, we begin to see the ways in which families and childhood are constructed as sites for intervention in debates about climate change. The book explores the situated, dynamic, and relational c ... More

Keywords: international research, environment, India, identity, society, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339199
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Phoenix, author
UCL Institute of Education

Janet Boddy, author
University of Sussex

Catherine Walker, author
University of Leicester