Great Games and Keeping it Cool: New political, social and cultural geographies of young people’s environmental activism
AbstractDrawing on recent framings of young people’s environmental activism as a ‘game’, alongside long-standing characterisations of youth as responsibilised environmental change-agents, in this Viewpoint I identify fertile research opportunities in the liminal spaces between moments of young people’s action and the political and socio-cultural spaces through which those actions (might) diffuse. I argue that youth geographers should take care to engage critically with young activists’ actions, as well as wider political and cultural responses to them, in order to avoid furthering problematic ‘sustainability saviour’ framings of youth.
CitationCollins, R. (2020) "Great Games and Keeping it Cool: New political, social and cultural geographies of young people’s environmental activism" Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1853677
PublisherTaylor & Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children's Geographies on 2020, available online: doi 10.1080/14733285.2020.1853677
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