Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Geographies of Children and Young People’s Play and Recreation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Tara Woodyer, Diana Martin, Sean Carter
      Pages 17-33
    3. Denise Goerisch
      Pages 51-66
    4. Melody Oliver, Stephanie Schoeppe, Suzanne Mavoa, Scott Duncan, Paul Kelly, Phillip Donovan et al.
      Pages 67-86
    5. Sruthi Atmakur-Javdekar
      Pages 109-133
    6. Barbro Johansson, Frances Hultgren
      Pages 135-154
    7. Lianne Verstrate, Lia Karsten
      Pages 173-191
    8. A. Rannikko, V. Liikanen, P. Harinen
      Pages 255-271
    9. Robin A. Kearns, Penelope Carroll, Lanuola Asiasiga, Karen Witten
      Pages 273-291
    10. Michelle Pyer
      Pages 293-313
    11. Moushumi Chaudhury, Melody Oliver, Hannah M. Badland, Suzanne Mavoa
      Pages 315-335
    12. Emilia Licitra
      Pages 337-366
  3. Geographies of Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Kate Hampshire
      Pages 407-424
    3. Michael Gallagher, Allison Worth, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Aziz Sheikh
      Pages 425-445
    4. Samantha Wilkinson
      Pages 447-465
    5. Joanne H. Alexander, Jane E. M. Callaghan, Judith Sixsmith, Lisa C. Fellin
      Pages 523-543
    6. Mark Jayne, Gill Valentine
      Pages 545-560
    7. Jane E. M. Callaghan, Lisa C. Fellin, Joanne H. Alexander
      Pages 561-580
    8. Sarah Crafter, Evangelia Prokopiou, Samuel Stein
      Pages 581-600
    9. Deborah McPhail, Anthony Huynh
      Pages 621-643
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 663-667

About this book


Geographies of children and young people is a rapidly emerging sub-discipline within human geography. There is now a critical mass of established academic work, key names within academia, growing numbers of graduate students and expanding numbers of university level taught courses. There are also professional training programmes at national scales and in international contexts that work specifically with children and young people. In addition to a productive journal of Children’s Geographies, there’s a range of monographs, textbooks and edited collections focusing on children and young people published by all the major academic presses then there is a substantive body of work on younger people within human geography and active authors and researchers working within international contexts to warrant a specific Major Reference Work on children’s and young people’s geographies.
The volumes and sections are structured by themes, which then reflect the broader geographical locations of the research.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Bethan Evans
    • 1
  • John Horton
    • 2
  • Tracey Skelton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre of Children and YouthThe University of NorthamptonNorthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of GeographyNational University of Singapore Department of GeographySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4585-50-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4585-51-4
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