Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods

An Everyday Life Perspective

  • Pauliina Rautio
  • Elina Stenvall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sofia Cele
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tuure Tammi
    Pages 17-34
  4. Simon Ceder
    Pages 35-47
  5. Zsuzsa Millei, Riikka Korkiamäki, Mervi Kaukko
    Pages 49-64
  6. Niina Rutanen, Raija Raittila, Mari Vuorisalo
    Pages 65-84
  7. Riikka Hohti, Antti Paakkari, Katariina Stenberg
    Pages 85-102
  8. Noora Pyyry, Inka Kaakinen
    Pages 103-118
  9. Nina Odegard
    Pages 119-137
  10. Tuija Huuki, Maija Lanas
    Pages 139-153

About this book


This book addresses the geopolitical notion of the 'Arctic' through the everyday experiences of children. It explores the Arctic as various materializations that matter to, condition and define childhoods in Nordic countries. Presenting nine thematically very different but theoretically and methodologically coherent studies, it enables readers to gain an in-depth understanding of a selection of recent sociomaterialist, posthumanist and post-anthropocentric research on childhood in the Nordic context. The book offers new ideas and insights as to what matters in children's lives - in Arctic contexts.


child experiences in the north new materialist research of childhood posthumanist research of childhood children and geopolitics in the artic childhoods in the nordic countries childrens's everyday lives in the north post-anthropocentric childhood entanglements more-than-human politics children's more-than-human practices children's material practices in everyday life

Editors and affiliations

  • Pauliina Rautio
    • 1
  • Elina Stenvall
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.University of TampereTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3160-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3161-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3408
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3416
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