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The 'youth-fullness' of youth geographies: 'coming of age'?

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posted on 12.10.2018, 15:26 by Darren SmithDarren Smith, Sarah MillsSarah Mills
The 21st anniversary of Cool Places (Skelton and Valentine 1998) provides an opportunity to reflect on the direction of travel in youth geographies and map out future journeys. Here, we argue that scholarship on youth geographies is increasingly dispersed across sub-disciplinary niches of Human Geography. A more conspicuous point of coalescence would be beneficial for the advancement of conceptual and theoretical understandings of youth geographies. It is suggested that the journal Children’s Geographies, offers a meaningful place for the publication of further, dynamic and increased work on youth geographies. To illustrate the exigent research agendas of youth geographies, some exemplars of the ways in which the contemporary lives of young people are being transformed are highlighted. We conclude by asserting that it is an exciting time for researching youth geographies, to grapple with the complex and diverse contested meanings and lived experiences of youth across the Global North and South.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Children's Geographies

Citation

SMITH, D.P. and MILLS, S., 2018. The 'youth-fullness' of youth geographies: 'coming of age'?. Children's Geographies, 17 (1), pp.1-8.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children's Geographies on 7 November 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14733285.2018.1539701.

Acceptance date

03/10/2018

Publication date

2018

ISSN

1473-3285

eISSN

1473-3277

Language

en

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