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Children, young people and critical geopolitics

Children, young people and critical geopolitics

Hopkins, Peter (Peter E.), editor; Benwell, Matthew C., editor

Young people, and in particular children, have typically been marginalised in geopolitical research, positioned as too young to understand or relate to the adult-dominated world of international relations. Integrating current debates in critical geopolitics and political geography with research in children?s geographies, childhood studies and youth research, this book sets out an agenda for the field of children?s and young people?s critical geopolitics. It considers diverse practices such as play, activism, media consumption and diplomacy to show how children?s and young people?s lives relate to wider regional and global geopolitical processes

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Published Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2016]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Matthew C. Benwell and Peter Hopkins (Newcastle University, UK)
ISBN: 1472444949, 9781472444943
Note: 1 x Single User License
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 196 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series: Critical geopolitics
Subject: International relations.; Geopolitics.; Political socialization.; Children Political activity.; Children and politics.; Youth Political activity.
Series Title: Critical geopolitics.


  1. Foreword, Klaus Dodds
  2. Introducing children's and young people's critical geopolitics, Matthew C. Benwell and Peter Hopkins
  3. Crossing points: contesting militarism in the spaces of children's everyday lives in Britain and Germany, Kathrin H÷rschelmann
  4. Children, young people and the everyday geopolitics of British military recruitment, Matthew F. Rech
  5. Ludic - or playful - geopolitics, Sean Carter, Phil Kirby and Tara Woodyer
  6. Children's emotional geographies and the geopolitics of division in Cyprus, Miranda Christou and Spyros Spyrou
  7. Life, love, and activism on the forgotten margins of the nation state, Sara H. Smith and Mabel Gergan
  8. Young Falkland Islanders and diplomacy in the South Atlantic, Matthew C. Benwell
  9. `Dear Prime Minister'. mapping island children's political views on climate change, Elaine Stratford
  10. Critical geopolitics of child and youth migration in (post-)socialist Laos, Roy Huijsmans
  11. Young people's engagement with the geopolitics of anti-apartheid solidarity in 1980s' London, Gavin Brown and Helen Yaffe
  12. Becoming geopolitical in the everyday world, Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
  13. Conclusion, Matthew C. Benwell and Peter Hopkins
  14. Index.