Children in the Anthropocene

Rethinking Sustainability and Child Friendliness in Cities

  • Karen Malone

Part of the Palgrave Studies on Children and Development book series (PSCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-280

About this book


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.


Development Studies Sustainability child friendly cities Anthropocene La Paz Fukushima Sustainable posthumanist perspective materialist perspective UNICEF City nature childhood urbanisation ecological community ethnography Bolivia Kazakhstan

Authors and affiliations

  • Karen Malone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western Sydney Bankstown CampusMilperraAustralia

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