Children’s Citizenship in Globalised Societies

  • Hanne Warming
Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)


Drawing on a sociospatial lived citizenship approach, this chapter theorises recognition and trust as being essential to children’s citizenship. Acknowledging citizenship rights, participation and identity as outcomes of conditioned, everyday interactions and practices, Warming explores the actual social conditions. She proposes a diagnosis of changing intimacies, including increasing rights-claiming, standardised individualisation, governmentalisation, responsibilisation, spatial flows and acceleration with a view to theorising how globalisation changes the ways in which children’s practices and negotiations of citizenship rights and responsibilities as well as their identity and sense of belonging is shaped. She calls this a ‘practice theoretical prism’ and argues that we need to drop the ambition to come up with a single, coherent and exhaustive approach in favour of exploring these dynamics from multiple angles.


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  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

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