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Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Children in the Anthropocene

Rethinking Sustainability and Child Friendliness in Cities

Authors: Malone, Karen

    • Calls for recognition of the ecological environments present in our ever expanding cities
    • Illustrates the complexity of the lives of children living in urban environments through a series of country-based case studies
    • Theoretically framed by posthumanist and new materialist literature
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This book elaborates the need, in a rapidly urbanizing world, for recognition of the ecological communities we inhabit in cities and for the development of an ethics for all entities (human and non-human) in this context. Children and their entangled relations with the human and more-than-human world are located centrally to the research on cities in Bolivia and Kazakhstan, which investigates the future challenges of the Anthropocene. The author explores these relations by employing techniques of intra-action, diffraction and onto-ethnography in order to reveal the complexities of children’s lives. These tools are supported by a theoretical framing that draws on posthumanist and new materialist literature. Through rich and complex stories of space-time-mattering in cities, this work connects children’s voices with a host of others to address the question of what it means to be a child in the Anthropocene.

About the authors

Karen Malone is Professor of Sustainability at the Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University, Australia, and Chair of the UNICEF Child Friendly Asia Pacific network. Her research interests include posthumanism in the Anthropocene, children, nature and multi-species relations, sustainable cities, child friendly cities and contemporary childhoods.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43091-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43090-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children in the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Sustainability and Child Friendliness in Cities
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43091-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43091-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43090-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 280
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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