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Critical Geographies of Childhood and YouthContemporary Policy and Practice$
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Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428462

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.001.0001

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Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

(p.1) One Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth
Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Peter Kraftl

John Horton

Faith Tucker

Policy Press

This chapter introduces some of the broader academic and policy/practitioner contexts for the chapters in the book. It reviews work in social studies of childhood, children's geographies and related disciplines. It explores the ‘relevance’ debate in geography, especially around public- and policy-relevant geographies. It introduces readers to key approaches to critical discourse and policy analysis. The final section summarises the key themes in the book before introducing each chapter in turn.

Keywords:   Childhood studies, Children's geographies, Public and policy geographies, Critical discourse analysis, Human geography

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