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Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

Peter Kraftl, John Horton and Faith Tucker

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9781847428462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307259 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0001
Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

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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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