Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Established and Contemporary Theorizations of Children and Young People

  3. Fundamental Politics and Political Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Jouni Häkli, Kirsi Pauliina Kallio
      Pages 271-293
  4. Youthful Formations: Education, Emotional and Affective Geographies

  5. Spaces and Places of Play, Learning, and Spirituality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Ann Marie F. Murnaghan
      Pages 407-425
    3. Elizabeth Olson, Sertanya Reddy
      Pages 457-479
    4. Gabriela Guarnieri de Campos Tebet, Anete Abramowicz
      Pages 481-504
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 505-510

About this book


Children’s and young people’s geographies is one of the most recent sub-disciplines within human geography. It has rapidly developed to a level of critical mass which includes established academic work, key names within academia, growing numbers of graduate students, expanding numbers of university level taught courses, as well as national and international training programmes focusing on younger people. In addition to the journal Children’s Geographies, all the major academic presses have published monographs, textbooks and edited collections focusing on children and young people. However, the largest international collection of scholarly work on geographies of children and young people is now available through the Springer Major Reference Work, Geographies of Children and Young People. This edited collection comprises twelve volumes containing almost 300 chapters. The volumes and sections are structured by themes, which reflect the broader geographical debates, geographical diversity, and scholarly expertise of 24 editors and chapter contributors.


Cultural geography Development geography Emotional and affective geography Feminist geography Formation of geographies of children and young peoples

Editors and affiliations

  • Tracey Skelton
    • 1
  • Stuart C. Aitken
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of GeographySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-040-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-041-4
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