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Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker


This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts. Chapters present both comprehensive cutting-edge academic research and critical reflections by practitioners working in diverse contexts, giving the volume wide appeal. The focus on the role of geographical processes in policies and professional practices that affec ... More

Keywords: Childhood, Youth, Policy, Practice, Human geography

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428462
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Kraftl, editor

John Horton, editor

Faith Tucker, editor

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Part I (Inter)national youth policies: politics and practices of spatial translation

three Youth policy, neoliberalism and transnational governmentality: a case study of Lesotho and Malawi

Nicola Ansell, Flora Hajdu, Elsbeth Robson, Lorraine Van Blerk, and Elodie Marandet

Part II Education and employment policies: learning beyond schools and schools beyond learning

Part III Intervening in ‘everyday life’: scales, practices and the ‘spatial imagination’ in youth policy and professional practice

Part IV Concluding reflections

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