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Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice

Mapping and Making Spaces of Childhood

  • Matej Blazek
  • Peter Kraftl

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice

    1. Matej Blazek, Peter Kraftl
      Pages 1-13
  3. Spaces of Care, Home and Family

  4. Spaces of the Public Realm, Community and Peer Relationships

  5. Spaces of Informal Education, Youth Work and Outreach

  6. Spaces of School, Formal Education and Citizenship

About this book


This volume examines children's and young people's emotions in policy-making and professional practice. It seeks both to inform readers about up-to-date research and to provoke debate, encouraging and enabling critical reflections upon emotions in policy and practice, relevant to readers' own context.


Childhood youth emotions policy practice care childhood children community education education policy emotion Institution intervention nature politics tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Matej Blazek
    • 1
  • Peter Kraftl
    • 2
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

About the editors

Harriot Beazley, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia Daryl van Blerk, Aspire Psychological Service, UK Lorraine van Blerk, University of Dundee, UK Fernando J. Bosco, San Diego State University, USA Sophie Bowlby, University of Reading, UK Damian Collins, University of Alberta, Canada Luke Dickens, Open University, UK Tom Disney, University of Birmingham, UK Louise Holt, Loughborough University, UK Kathrin Hörschelmann, Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig, Germany Petra Hricová, Civic Association Ulita, Slovakia Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, San Diego State University, USA Ruth Judge, University College London, UK Jennifer Lea, University of Exeter, UK Douglas Lonie, BOP Consulting, UK Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University, UK Morgan Tymko, University of Alberta, Canada Tamasine Preece, Swansea University, UK Lisa Procter, University of Sheffield, UK Noora Pyyry, University of Helsinki, Finland Sarah Wilson, University of Stirling, UK Bronwyn E Wood, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Bibliographic information


“Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice is a timely contribution to children’s geography … Empirical materials from various childhood spaces, and a range of places, make this edited collection an interesting, and potentially useful, resource. … this book is not only a contribution to the children’s geography space, but may also be of interest to researchers in social and cultural geography more broadly, as well as other areas in the social sciences … .” (Leanne Higham, Children’s Geographies, Vol. 15 (5), 2017)