Rethinking ‘safe spaces’ in children’s geographies

Djohari, Natalie, Pyndiah, Gitanjali and Arnone, Anna (2018) Rethinking ‘safe spaces’ in children’s geographies. Children’s Geographies, 16 (4). pp. 351-355. ISSN 1473-3285

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In this editorial, we provide a preliminary definition of ‘safe spaces’ before exploring how the collected authors have taken a fresh approach to understanding ‘safe spaces’ though a geographical lens. Until now, the material ‘location’ of safe spaces have remained under theorised, but by turning attention to how children and young people co-produce and bring safe spaces into being through their situated practices, this Special Issue provides rich ground for re-evaluating why places ‘matter’ in children’s lives. This editorial maps out those common threads that are uncovered across a diverse collection that spans playful protest in Johannesburg, family food struggles in Warsaw, to the theatrical parodies of second generation Somali youth in London.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 01:28
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2024 01:24
DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2018.1487032


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